- What is Git?
- What are ‘branches’?
- Getting Started
Wait! I downloaded my project as a ZIP! How can I use all the Git commands?
Do yourself a favour and don’t bother. Begin at step one of this page, clone your project like a good human being. While it’s possible to take a random folder and use Git Init, troubleshooting all the possible things that can go wrong while doing this will simply ensure that it is not worth the effort.
Wait! My project is not on GitLab, and it never has been! Can I still use Git with my project?
So, you have a project already, and have had this project for a few weeks, months or even years, and you suddenly decide you want it under version control. You realize that my guide explains how you can create a project and clone it to begin working, but does not tell you what to do if you already have a project.
Well, here is what you can do, it is the simplest way in my opinion.
- Make a new project as my guides tell you to do.
- Clone that project to your machine by following my guides.
- Now you have an empty project on your machine, just paste your entire project in to that folder, and follow my app-specific guidelines on committing and pushing. Done, your project is now under version control.