Clone a repository

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Git, Repository, Remote · Apr 13, 2021

Clones an existing repository, creating a local copy of it.

  • Use git clone <url> to clone an existing repository from <url> to a local directory. The directory's name will be based on the name of the cloned repository.
  • Alternatively, use git clone <url> [<directory>] to clone the repository into the specified local <directory>.
git clone <url> [<directory>]
git clone https://github.com/30-seconds/30-seconds-of-code.git
# Clones the repository in a new directory named '30-seconds-of-code'
cd 30-seconds-of-code

git clone https://github.com/30-seconds/30-seconds-of-code.git my-project
# Clones the repository in a new directory named 'my-project'
cd my-project

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