Create a new repository

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

Initializes a new git repository, setting up all the configuration files needed by git.

  • Use git init to initialize an empty repository in the current directory.
  • Alternatively, use git init [<directory>] to initialize the repository in the specified <directory>.
  • Note: Running git init in an existing repository is safe.
  • Note: You only need to run git init once per repository.
git init [<directory>]
cd ~/my_project
git init # Initializes a repo in ~/my_project

cd ~
git init my_project # Initializes a repo in ~/my_project

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