Well you don't need to create any folder, the command will create it, if
the folder already exists and it's not empty, the command will fail (the
repository will not be created) but if it's empty there are no trouble.
With "git clone" you always create a new folder that contains the repo, in
your case if you are in htdocs the repository will be in newProject, so to
run git status you need to be inside newProject.
2014-03-24 16:52 GMT-03:00 Michael Laird <michael.w.la...@gmail.com>:
> 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
> 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>:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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