Git: Create Project

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Create a git repository in current dir. This means, make the current dir git version controlled.

This create a directory named .git in current dir.

The .git directory holds all git's internal data.


# cd to the dir containing your code
cd xproject

# initialize. This creates a .git dir in the current dir. This dir holds all git's data about the current project.
git init

# add current dir (and subdir) files into git staging area.
git add .

# commit to local repository.
git commit -m"my first commit"

IMPORTANT: when using git, you should always cd to your project's directory first.


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