Development Tools Introduction to Git First Commits First Commits

jay wescott
jay wescott
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Git commands not working!

I am working through this video and it doesn't appear to be accepting any of the git commands, all it will respond with is "On branch master nothing to commit, working directory clean" I am not really sure about how to move forward now, what is it that I am missing? Thank you for any help in advance!

Can you paste the whole thing from your terminal so we have some context of what you're talking about? I don't know what commands you're trying to run, but it sounds like you're on branch master and haven't made any changes to the code. Hard to tell without knowing what commands you're trying to run.

jay wescott
jay wescott
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I think i am using the wrong vocabulary, in terms of uploading anything to github to start with is what i am referring to here, do i use my text editor to do so or devtools? On a bigger level is the treehouse console essentially the same thing as chrome devtools?

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I googled "does atom have terminal" and looks like it's not built in by default but there are packages you can install. This is the first result: https://atom.io/packages/terminal-plus

Atom is all right for a beginner, but I've been using VS Code and it's awesome. It has a built-in terminal and way more features than Atom. A lot of professional developers use it. https://code.visualstudio.com/

I do think it's important to be able to use the command line on your machine though. This course looks good: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/console-foundations

jay wescott
jay wescott
10,774 Points

Thank you so much for your help I am going to check out VScode for sure.

Here's instructions on uploading a project to Github: https://help.github.com/articles/adding-an-existing-project-to-github-using-the-command-line/

Treehouse console is the workspace version of terminal (on Mac) or command prompt or power shell (on Windows). Some code editors have terminal built-in and there are some apps, but generally developers use terminal/command prompt to use git. Chrome devtools is used to debug a website when using the Chrome browser. It has nothing to do with git.

jay wescott
jay wescott
10,774 Points

BOOM you are amazing thank you so much! So many questions answered all in all of that! Ok so the only question is this, I use Atom as my text editor, would I use terminal or is there something similar built into that app that I just haven't yet discovered?