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Johnny AustenFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 35,494 Points
Benefits of running this via the terminal as opposed to just using GitHub Desktop?
Can anyone explain why you'd want to run things this way?
Github Desktop is a great tool that can be used to circumvent the CLI commands. However, as with all things some people prefer CLI, and some people prefer a UI. It's almost entirely up to the preference of the user.
I will say there is a benefit to understanding how to do this through CLI as you may not have access to Github Desktop at some point, or you may switch to a new git provider.