Create git repository for existing project?
After a close call with deleting a swift file, I noticed that I did not have create the project with it to create a git repository. Is there a way to have an existing project start a git repository? Or do I have to start a new project and move all of my code/files over?
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Yes, you can initiate a git repo for an existing project.
There are several ways to initiate and manage a Git repository over an existing project.
There are some files that are not subject to source control. Those are project files from your IDE, compiled classes and so on. To exclude them, get a .gitignore file and put it to the root directory of your project.
Creating a Git repo with command-line tool
go inside the project folder and create new git repository using:
cd path/to/your/project git init
Then add your files
git add *
and then commit
git commit -am "Initial commit"
if you need to push it to GitHub/BitBucket use
git remote add origin remote [repository URL]
git push origin master
Creating a Git repo with a gui-based tool or IDE.
You can as well use any gui-based tool. E.g., in IntelliJ IDEA use the menu [VCS] – [Import into version control] – [Create Git repository].
If you are going to use GitHub, there’s a convenient GitHub client.