Git Illustrated (4 Part Series)
So far, we've talked about:
- Handling File Changes with Commit and Push
- Working with Branches
- Rewriting Git History with Interactive Rebase
But we haven't talked yet about how Git projects start. When working with Git, we often clone existing projects, since this is part of a typical collaboration workflow. What if we want to bootstrap a whole new project of our own?
In this last comic of the Illustrated Git series, we'll have a recap of previous concepts and commands in a new project workflow using
git init will initialize a new Git project in the current folder. A
.git folder will be created, holding important information about your project's files.
Because you just created a new project instead of cloning an existing one from a remote source, your upstream is still unknown to Git. You'll need to manually set it with a command such as:
git remote add upstream https://github.com/USER/PROJECTNAME.git
Once the remote upstream is set, you can push your commits to your remote Git repository.
I hope you enjoyed this illustrated Git series!
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