Command Line basic commands
- Start working on your project
On the command line
- Clone your project
- Go into a project, directory or file to work in it
- Go back one directory or file
- View what’s in the directory that you are in
- Create a directory
- Create a README.md or file in directory
- Remove a file
- Remove a directory and all of its contents
- View history in the command line
- Carry out commands for which the account you are using lacks authority
- Tell where you are
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).
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.
Note: If you clone your project via an URL that contains special characters, make sure that they are URL-encoded.
touch README.md nano README.md #### ADD YOUR INFORMATION #### Press: control + X #### Type: Y #### Press: enter
rm -rf NAME-OF-DIRECTORY
You will be asked for an administrator’s password.