Ok, so, this is my first attempt at setting up a GitHub everything; account, email, repository and a Web page. I’m working from a well documented and great article on Medium by Anne Bonner dated March 2, 2019.
My attempt and documentation at this will not be flashy, it’ll be straight to the point, “do this, to get that” per say; if your looking for flashy instructions, go here.
So without further delay, let’s begin..
One: Download and Install Git, choose your Operating System version by clicking here. Open the program.
Two: Let’s set your Global name and email address for GitHub with these two commands you see below (Use your name and email address in quotes).
Three: Let’s setup the repository;
- Go to the GitHub website, look in the upper right corner, and click the + sign and then click “New repository.”
- Name the repository, and add a quick description.
- Decide whether you want this to be a public or a private repository
- Click “Initialize this repository with a README” if you want to include the README file. (I definitely recommend doing this! It’s the first thing people are going to look at when they check out your repository. It’s also a great place to put information that you need to have in order to understand or run the project.)
Four: Let’s learn to edit.
Let’s say you want to make some changes to your README file right on GitHub.
- First, go to your repository.
- Click the name of the file to bring up that file (for example, click “README.md” to go to the readme file).
- Click the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the file and make some changes.
- Write a short message in the box that describes the changes you made (and an extended description if you want).
- Click the “Commit changes” button.
Five: Cloning, Let’s clone.
Follow the screenshot below and be sure to click the clipboard button.
Open the Git CLI to initiate the clone command to the local computer. Navigate to the folder where you want the project files, then paste the clipboard information and hit Enter.
Six: Let’s add files to project.
Go to your terminal and get yourself into the folder for your repository. Then run Git Status
(If you want to add files to the repository use; Git Add <file name> (minus the brackets))
Use Git Commit -m “<finalize additions>” to finalize the changes.
Seven: Update local changes to your GitHub, you would Run “Git Push” to be displayed there as well.
DISCLAMER: I said this is my first attempt and sure enough, it didn’t complete as I hoped it would. So from here you would want to do “git push” command from your local workstation to have the any added changes displayed on your GitHub as well. I am sorry I couldn’t bring it home but hey, we all start somewhere!