git basics - git init, git commit, git all, git *
create a new repository
the following code can be typed in a terminal window, once you have installed git for your OS.
This will create a directory called git-test assuming you already have a directory called code under your main directory.
git init will create a new git repository
add and commit
git add filename
you can add a single file with git add filename.php
git add *
add all the files with git add *
run these commands in the git-test directory
Create a new file and add it
this will add a new file called index and add it and then commit it to the local git repository.
type in hello world! or whatever text you want in your file then type
git add index.php
then to commit the change type in
git commit -m "added the file index and some text"
Now we have created the index.php added some text into it and commit it to our local copy.
Pushing changes to a remote server
git push origin master
git remote add origin <server>
then go off to git hub and create a new repository which will then give you the key to add the origin to your repo.
git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:...
git branch -M main
git push -u origin main
You will also need to add the ssh key to allow pushing to this repo
otherwise you will get the following message
email@example.com: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.