In this article, I will have a quick walkthrough the steps about how to move your local files to a newly created empty git repo.
This also covers the renaming of the master to main branch which is the new defacto standard for Git now.
Step 1: Log into your git account and create a new empty repo.
Step 2: Copy the Clone URL of the repository
Step 3: Navigate to your folder on your terminal application locally. I am assuming the git is not setup for your project. In case you already have setup the git as a part of your project then skip this step.
// The following code initialize the git repo in your local application
Step 4: Add Remote Origin to the local repo
git remote add origin <CLONE_URL_REMOTE_REPO>
// CLONE_URL_REMOTE_REPO is the URL copied in step 2//To validate if the remote has been added or not run
git remote -v
Step 5: Pull the git branch from the remote repo
// Modification of the git lately from master to main
git pull origin main
Step 6: Rename the local branch from master to main
git branch -m master main
Step 7: Add and Commit the local files
git add .
git commit -m "Inital Commit"
Step 8: Push to the remote repo
git push origin main
That’s it. You are all set. All your local files will be available to the remote repo.
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