GitLab Documentation

Command Line basic commands

Start working on your project

In Git, when you copy a project you say you "clone" it. To work on a git project locally (from your own computer), you will need to clone it. To do this, sign in to GitLab.

When you are on your Dashboard, click on the project that you'd like to clone. To work in the project, you can copy a link to the Git repository through a SSH or a HTTPS protocol. SSH is easier to use after it's been setup. While you are at the Project tab, select HTTPS or SSH from the dropdown menu and copy the link using the 'Copy to clipboard' button (you'll have to paste it on your shell in the next step).

Copy the HTTPS or SSH

On the command line

Clone your project

Go to your computer's shell and type the following command:

git clone PASTE HTTPS OR SSH HERE

A clone of the project will be created in your computer.

Go into a project, directory or file to work in it

cd NAME-OF-PROJECT-OR-FILE

Go back one directory or file

cd ../

View what’s in the directory that you are in

ls

Create a directory

mkdir NAME-OF-YOUR-DIRECTORY

Create a README.md or file in directory

touch README.md
nano README.md
#### ADD YOUR INFORMATION
#### Press: control + X
#### Type: Y
#### Press: enter

Remove a file

rm NAME-OF-FILE

Remove a directory and all of its contents

rm -rf NAME-OF-DIRECTORY

View history in the command line

history

Carry out commands for which the account you are using lacks authority

You will be asked for an administrator’s password.

sudo

Tell where you are

pwd