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Initializing git environment on the local PC

git init

To initialise the repository in the folder. This will generate .git file which is a hidden file.

Add files

echo "hello world" > test.txt
    #create the `text.txt` file
git add test.txt
    #confirm to add new file to `.git` 
git commit 
    #a file pops one, take off the # tag from the file name, then save
git push [remote-address]
    #you will see a new file added to your remote repo
  • git add can also be used for directory: git add [folder-name]

Basic git command

git status

To check the status

git commit test.txt

Commit the new file ready for push to the origin.

git checkout -b [new-branch-name]

-b is to create a new branch, then you will be switched to the new branch.

git checkout [existing-branch]

This is to switch between existing branches

git branch

To check which branch are you on

git branch -D [local-branch-name]

To delete local branch

git push origin -d [remote-branch-address]

To delete branch remotely

Note: in case the origin is not set, you may need to use the origin remote address.

git fetch origin 

To first fetch what you have in the remote address