I am back to all the weirdness I had before.
I uninstalled Git, downloaded a new copy, and installed it. I did not
create a new directory under C:\ Program Files\...\apache2\htdocs. I
pointed Git Bash at the apache2/htdocs directory and entered the command
git clone git://github.com/angular/angular-seed.git newProject
I got the message - fatal: destination path 'OPost' already exists and is
Windows Explorer shows no such directory under apache2/htdocs htdocs is
set to show hidden files, and none show up.
I did a git status on apache2/htdocs
I got the message - fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent
While pointed to apache2/htdocs, I entered cd newProject
Git Bash came back with C:/Program Files/.../apache2/htdocs/newProject
though the newProject directory does not exist in Windows Explorer, and I
have not typed newProject into this installation of Git until this cd
I did git status at the htdocs/newProject pointer,
I get the message - fatal: not a git repository, etc, like the above git
status in htdocs
What is messed up? What should I do ?
On Monday, March 24, 2014 7:39:49 PM UTC-4, Nelson Efrain A. Cruz wrote:
> You're welcome.
> 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.
>> 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
>>>> 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 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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