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Monday, November 3, 2014

How to Add an Existing Folder on Your Computer to a New Git Repo

This is a simple and quick tutorial on how to add an existing folder (and files) on your computer to a new git repo.
1- Create your project online (like Bitbucket or GitHub)
2- Then cd into the folder where your files are and initialize it
$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/victor/Sync/BitTorrentSync/victor/www/.git/
3- Add all your files to be tracked (if you have anything that you want to exclude, you might want to do that with .gitignore now)
$ git add *
4- Commit with a initial message
$ git commit -m "My initial commit"
[master (root-commit) 652fc1a] My initial commit
 1942 files changed, 41072 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Arri/ARRICAM Checklist Project/ARRICAM ST CHECKLIST.doc
 create mode 100644 Arri/ARRICAM Checklist Project/k4.44256.0.jpg
 create mode 100644 Arri/ARRICAM Checklist Project/k5.42387.0.jpg
 create mode 100644 Arri/ARRICAM Checklist Project/k5.42388.0.jpg
 create mode 100644
 create mode 100644
 create mode 100644
5- Add the remote location (example below is for Bitbucket)
$ git remote add origin[user]/[my-repo].git
6- Push the files
$ git push -u origin master
Counting objects: 2054, done.
Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (2035/2035), done.
Writing objects:   1% (41/2054), 4.41 MiB | 844.00 KiB/s
You should see the following when it’s done
Total 2054 (delta 219), reused 0 (delta 0)
 * [new branch]      master -> master
Branch master set up to track remote branch master from origin.

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