Moving Files Locally to a Remote Server Using GitHub
Posted on June 9, 2014 in Git by Matt Jennings
- If you have a Windows machine, install Cygwin for free which will give you a shell that is similar to Linux.
- Go to https://github.com/ and create an online account. Then, on the same website download GitHub for your Desktop.
- Open your GitHub Desktop app and click on the cross (similar to
†) in the upper-left.
- In the
Name field type in the name of your repository. This will also be the same name of a directory that is created inside of the
Local path field.
- Click the
Create repository button.
- Open the Cygwin shell to navigation inside your repository directory. For example, a
myGitRepository might be located at the path below:
git and press
Enter. You should see a description of Git shell commands. This is to insure you have GitHub installed.
- To prepare an index.html file inside the
myGitRepository directory to be uploaded to your online GitHub account, type
git add index.html and press Enter. Or, you can prepare to upload all edited files to your GitHub account by typing
git commit -ma and pressing
- Then open your GitHub Desktop app and you should see an
Uncommited changes message near the top. Enter text in the
Summary field and clicked on the
Commit to master button just below that field.
- Finally, click on the
Publish Repository or
Sync button in the upper-right to commit those changes to your online GitHub account.
- Now when you log into your online GitHub account you should see those changes.
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