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

Chen Wang
Chen Wang
7,371 Points

Location of a git repository

I'm new to git and github.

When I follow this tutorial, I have a question about the location of repository.

  1. where should I put the repository in my local environment? I know it can be anywhere. I just wonder if there is a routine way to do it. In other word, is it a good way to put all git repository into one file, maybe called "git repositories". Or it doesn't matter, just store them in different locations?

  2. Now let's assume I already have a finished project, maybe a small website. How should I create a repository for it? I mean "copy it to a new repository", or "cut it into a new repository"?

1 Answer

  1. I created a specific folder for all my repos on an external hard drive. Its easier for me to manage when they are all in one folder.

  2. use your command prompt to locate and enter your websites folder, then enter git init this will initialize the git repository and you may begin using it as a repository.

I hope this helps.

Chen Wang
Chen Wang
7,371 Points

It does help me. ^_^

Thanks for your time.