/Desktop let's create a folder and call it
gitDemo. The following steps will make sure that you are on the Desktop of your computer, make a new directory and change into that directory.
$ cd ~/Desktop $ mkdir gitDemo $ cd gitDemo/
Now that we have the folder we can make this into a Git repository. Any directory at any level can be made into a Git repository (or repo for short). If at any point you are unaware of the status of the repo:
$ git status
status command inside the
gitDemo/ dir should produce the following:
fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
This simply means that this dir is not a properly set up Git repo. To make this a repo, simply run the following command:
$ git init
Running this command you should see something similar to the following:
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/<username>/Desktop/gitDemo/.git/
status command here will now produce a completely different response:
# On branch master # # Initial commit # nothing to commit (create/copy files and use "git add" to track)
That is a little bit of a mouthful, but nothing to be concerned with. Simply, what this means is, you are on the
master branch and there is nothing yet to commit.