Try removing the directory with "rmdir newDirectory" (without git). If that
fails, newDirectory is obviously not empty. In that case you should check
the contents of the dir with "ls -la newDirectory", and/or remove it with
"rm -rf newDirectory".
On 26 March 2014 02:00, Michael Laird <michael.w.la...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have the problem solved, but here is more information, and maybe a
> more targeted question.
> I tried to remove the "thing" Git calls newProject with the command rm -f
> I get rm: 'newProject' is a directory
> I read that directories can be removed with this command git rm -r
> --cached newProject
> I get fatal: Not a repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
> So maybe newProject is an empty directory. As I posted above, it has 0 in
> its description. Maybe that is 0 bytes.
> I read elsewhere that empty directories cannot be removed. There is no
> such command in git.
> If that is true, how do I make newProject a "non-empty" directory, and
> then remove it - the whole thing?
> On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:32:15 PM UTC-4, Michael Laird wrote:
>> In Nelson's first response, he suggested doing some ls commands, and I
>> just remembered that.
>> When pointing to the htdocs directory, and I do ls -la
>> I get - several responses listing directories and files, plus I get 2
>> "things" refering to my first attempts last week. They seem to be
>> directories as Git sees them (drwxr-xr-x appears for other directories that
>> I can see in Windows Explorer), but they are not visible in Windows
>> Explorer, even with hidden files made visible. They look like:
>> drwxr-xr-x 4 UserName Administ 0 Mar 17 newProject
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 UserName Administ 0 Mar 18 newProject1
>> When I do ls -la newProject
>> I get similar things in the 'imaginary' newProject directory, looking
>> drwxr-xr-x 13 UserName Administ 0 Mar 17 newProject
>> drwxr-xr-x 1 UserName Administ 0 Mar 18 angular-seed
>> So this explains why I get the error message - fatal: destination path
>> 'newProject' already exists . . .
>> What are these "things" that only git is seeing? How do I get rid of
>> them? I just did a new install.
>> On Monday, March 24, 2014 2:17:35 PM UTC-4, Michael Laird wrote:
>>> 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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