Nelson,
Thank you, this is helpful to understand some things.
Do I make the newProject directory under htdocs before the git clone 
command, or does the git clone command with the newProject at the end make 
the directory?
When I make the git clone command with newProject, as posted, which 
directory should I have Git Bash pointing to - htdocs or newProject (under 
htdocs)?

On Monday, March 24, 2014 3:07:58 PM UTC-4, Nelson Efrain A. Cruz wrote:
>
> the command
>
> git clone git://github.com/angular/angular-seed.git newProject
>
>
> its correct, i can only assume that you are having problems with 
> positioning in the folders so maybe thats is the problem. Anyway, i think 
> you are using git bash, so you can try to run "ls -la" in the htdocs 
> directory to se what the git bash is seeing, also in the same folder you 
> can try "ls -la newProject/" to see if there is somethin inside.
>
> Maybe you can give a try to the Git GUI or SourceTree (another GUI) from 
> atlassian, but it's better to learn git from the command line first, so 
> it's up to you.
>
> And also you can clone the repository in any folder and then you can move 
> the folder to anywhere, lets say in your htdocs folder. In the prompt of 
> git bash the default folder is c:\Users\your_user\
>
>
> 2014-03-24 15:17 GMT-03:00 Michael Laird <michael...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> >:
>
>> I want to clone a directory of files to start my first AngularJS project 
>> and put those files in Apache's htdocs directory with the name of my 
>> project, e.g., newProject. I've used the ProGit book, a bunch of tutorials, 
>> and Stackoverflow, and after many hours, still don't have it.
>>
>> From all my first attempt messing around, I may have 'polluted' my git. 
>> With no newProject directory in the htdocs directory (ie, after deleting 
>> prior copies), I point git at htdocs and get a command prompt ending in 
>> htdocs. There, I can do a cd newProjects and get a new command prompt 
>> ending in htdocs/newProject, even though the directory does not exist. A 
>> git status returns fatal:not a git repo (or any of parent directories): 
>> .git I have tried rm -rf .git at that prompt and get no git response, just 
>> another same commmand prompt. What's going on? I have recently deleted git, 
>> and re-installed a new download, so maybe this is no longer an issue.
>>
>> When I add a newProject directory to htdocs and do what ProGit says
>>
>> git clone git://github.com/angular/angular-seed.git newProject
>>
>> I get fatal:destination path newProject exists and is not empty, even 
>> though Windows Explorer says it is an empty directory, and a git status at 
>> that prompt says fatal:not a repo (. . .) .git
>>
>> When I try the commands at How do you clone a git repository into a 
>> specific 
>> folder?<http://stackoverflow.com/questions/651038/how-do-you-clone-a-git-repository-into-a-specific-folder>as
>>  follows
>>
>> git clone git://github.com/angular/angular-seed:newProject htdocs
>>
>> I get fatal:destination path newProject exists and is not empty A git 
>> status at that prompt returns fatal: not a repository 
>>
>> I have also tried the above command without the htdocs, and get the same 
>> result.
>>
>> Now that I have re-installed a new download of git, I need to do a 
>> correct command to clone the angular-seed directory of files and get it 
>> renamed newProject in a directory several levels down in Windows7, called 
>> apache2/htdos. What do I do?
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