init: git init
In this video, we'll create a Git repository using
git init we can turn a directory into a Git repository. This allows us to use Git to track changes on any of the files under the directory.
Before running the command, you'll want to create a project.
I keep all my projects in a directory called workspace, which I have an alias for.
So I can just type
You are welcome to use one of your existing directories or take a minute to create your own workspace.
Once you've navigated to your workspace, let's make a directory called Getting Git Part 1.
We can do so by running:
And we'll change into the directory by running:
Let's turn this directory into a Git repository by running:
Git tells us it initialized an empty repository.
It's important to note, it's empty because the Git repository doesn't have any changes. Not because the directory is empty.
You can run
git init in a directory containing files and
git init will still initialize an empty repository.
You probably noticed my prompt changed after running
git init. Don't worry if yours didn't, as we'll configure this in a later video.
For now, just consider this a quick way to see the current state of the repository.
You can get the same information and more by running: