Adding an existing project to GitHub using the command line
Adding an existing project to GitHub repository using the command line
- Create a new repository on GitHub. You can also add a gitignore file, a readme and a licence if you want
- Open Git Bash
- Change the current working directory to your local project.
- Initialize the local directory as a Git repository.
- Add the files in your new local repository. This stages them for the first commit.
git add .
- Commit the files that you’ve staged in your local repository.
git commit -m "initial commit"
- Copy the https url of your newly created repo
- In the Command prompt, add the URL for the remote repository where your local repository will be pushed.
git remote add origin [remote repository URL]
git remote -v
- Push the changes in your local repository to GitHub.
git push -f origin master