Download a new project in github repo?

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I have a android project, I am working on and it, currently does not reside on a source control of any type.

I have created my own github account and created a repository there and now i want to commit and push my android project into that repo.

how do i do that?

I have tried doinga git checkout and it doesnt work and says that the project is not a git repo.

fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git

Any suggestions?


You need a local git repository you can sync first. Enter your base source folder and type:

git init

This initializes a new git repository. Then you need to commit your code.

git add *
git commit -m "Initial commit"

Now you can sync it. For this you have to add a remote repository to your local repository. https://help.github.com/articles/adding-a-remote

git remote add origin https://github.com/user/repo.git

Once you have done that, you can push your local files with:

git push origin master

Where origin is the name of the remote repository and master the name of the branch.

Ps.: You'll also have to sync the SSH keys for this to work. https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys

Edit: If you are not sure what that means, head directly to the Github bootcamp: https://help.github.com/categories/54/articles