Git — Local to Remote Repo from the terminal

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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.

git init
// 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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