Link to existing github repository
I have created a repository on github and would now would like commit changes to this repository using git. I have a project file structure (created using heroku) to be commited. What steps are required in order to link an existing github repo with git ?
In the past I’ve used “github for windows” UI to create a github repository, this creates a file structure on my machine and as I update the file structure the changes are recognised.
But this new setup is a little different in that the project already exists and I want to link it to a new github repoistory.
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You need to add a new remote, pointing to github, and then push to it. The steps:
Create repo on GitHub. Without a README, completely empty.
In your existing repo:
git remote add REMOTENAME URL. You could name the remote
github, for example, or anything else you want. Copy the URL from the GitHub page of the repo you just created.
Push from your existing repo:
git push REMOTENAME BRANCHNAME. For example if you named your remote
githuband you want to push master to it, you would do
git push github master
Let me know if you need anything else.