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Development Tools Git Basics Working With Remote Repositories GitHub

Sida Feng
Sida Feng
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clone private repository

So I created a private repository on github. But I am having trouble cloning it to my computer. I 've tried both "clone with SSH" and "clone with HTTPS", and github desktop keeps saying it can't find my repository. And terminal doesn't work either.

1 Answer

git clone https://github.com/yourusername/yourrepository

Just like any other repository. I'm assuming that it's YOUR private repository. This works fine for private repositories I set up last month. One I just set up to test is not working at all. I'm wondering if it's a delay like gh-pages sometimes has before they update?

There are a number of Q&A about cloning private repositories on GitHub, search for "clone private repository" and then select the "issues" link on the right hand side and you can find a lot more discussion on what works and what doesn't.

About 5-10 minutes later I can clone the new private repository just fine now...