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Development Tools Git Basics Getting Started With Git Working With Git Repositories

How do you delete a repository if you misspelled it?

I just realized I misspelled my repository name on the nano command line? I couldn't find any documentation to figure this out. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

2 Answers

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,909 Points

If you want to remove a git repository from a folder, you just need to delete the hidden .git folder, as Torben Korb said. If you're doing this from the command line, you just need these commands:

# Make sure you're in the directory of the repository you want to delete
cd path/to/project
# Delete the repository folder and everything in it
rm -r .git

Why is this not working? This is what I am seeing in the console:

treehouse~/my_first_repsository $ ls -a
.  .. file1  file2 file3
treehouse~/my_first_repsository $ rm -r .git
rm: cannot remove 'git': No such file or directory

I've already had my console reset before and I would like to avoid having to do that again if at all possible.

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,909 Points

According to ls -a, there is no .git folder, which means that you've already deleted it