If you can't find a solution maybe you can try in [1], the problem seems to
be specific to Windows and also you need to learn basics commands to play
around in a terminal, think that when you are in git shell you are in a
emulated *nix terminal

[1] = https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/msysgit
El mar 26, 2014 3:51 AM, "Gergely Polonkai" <gerg...@polonkai.eu> escribió:

> 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".
>
> Cheers,
> Gergely
>
>
> 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
>> newProject
>> 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
>>> like:
>>> 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
>>>> 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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