Setup .git on Windows 10 and connect remotely to [GitHub]

Quick guide to roll a git [–version-control] on windows 10 and connect remote

All you need….

Step 1
Download git and install [leave everything as is, but install notepad++ or similar to use as code editor, unless you like to use vim].
Sign up for GitHub and create a repository.

Step 2
From the command line [cmd], move to the directory you want to contain your .git repository.

cd folder/folder2

Type the following command to create your git username and e-mail:

git config --global "<your name>"

git config --global "<your e-mail>"

Once done, find the new created repository on GitHub - clone or download repository address, then type:

git clone

There should be a new folder in the current directory, move into it:

cd RepositoryName

List the remote repositories:

git remote

You should see [origin]. Now see if the path is the correct one, with:

git remote -v

Done. You have successfully connected your git repository.

Step 3
Let’s create a new file and push it to your online repository.

start notepad NewFile.txt

Check current status of your branch and untracked files.

git status

Should look similar to this:

On branch master
Your branch is up to date with "origin/master".

Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to incude in what will be committed)
nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

Add the file to git as mentioned under [status] above or [add .] for all files.

git add NewFile.txt
git add .

The file is now in [staging] try to run [git status] again. You should see your file in green that should be committed. To commit the file with a note run:

git commit -m "First file"

Finally, your file moved from your workspace to your local repository and now needs to be pushed to the remote repository.

git push

Note: There are also the following commands, you need most likely, if you either work on different PC’s or with other people on the same repository [no comments]:

git pull
git fetch
git push origin master
git branch <New Branch>
git branch -a
git checkout <Branch Name>
git push --set-upstream origin <Branch Name>
git merge <Branch Name>
git branch -d <Branch Name>
git push origin --delete <Branch Name>