One of the 2 git imaginary things (git tells me they are not directories, 
nor are they repositories) under the newProject1 directory was simple. It 
had something looking like a config file, which I removed with rm config,  
and it had "imaginary directory headers" which I removed with rmdir 
--ignore-fail-on-non-empty newProjectSub  while the GitBash pointer was at 
the 'directory' above it. The small imaginary one is gone.

The other larger imaginary sub-directory is a mess. Its not yet clear what 
to do.

What are these things that are not directories and not repositories?

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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