How To: Setup GitHub to work with your local Git

  • Set user name and email on your local git.

    • NOTE: Make sure the username and email is the same used for the GitHub repo shared with the team for the project.

git config --global "Your Name"

git config --global "[email protected]"

  • Check config

git config --list

  • Clone the GitHub repository

  • This may work for you

 git clone<GITHUB ADDRESS>
  • If the above code does not work for you (possibly on Windows or an older version of git), try this

    • FOR PRIVATE GITHUB REPOSITORY: You MUST include the username with collaboration permissions (i.e. the GitHub username you are using for this project)

    • The the syntax will be https://<YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME><GITHUB ADDRESS>

  • Check remote origin (be in the git repo folder locally on your machine) 

git remote show origin

  • List branches

    • Git local branches only

 git branch
  • Git remote branches

 git branch -r
  • Git all...

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How To: Download and initialize Git for source control

  • Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

  • GitHub is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using Git.It offers the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git, plus its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, continuous integration and wikis for every project.

Download Git 

Download Git for Windows 

Download Git for Mac 

Download Git for Linux (i.e. Ubuntu) 

Initialize git in a folder 


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