Publishing in GitHub

April 17, 2014
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(This article was first published on MATHEMATICS IN MEDICINE, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Publishing in GitHub

Publishing in GitHub

I struggled to make my first repository in GitHub. I finally found out the steps to do so.
  • Make your folder in local host and add the required files in the folder (SRCFOLDER). One of the required files is README.md, which will contain overview of the project.
  • Add git to the SRCFOLDER. It will make a .git folder into the SRCFOLDER
$ SRCFOLDER git init
  • Add the files into the git.
$ SRCFOLDER git add *.*
  • Commit the files into git. The files will be committed with HEAD as master.
$ SRCFOLDER git commit -m "initial commit"
  • Make new repository in GitHub. It should be totally empty (sumprain/XXX).
  • Copy the https address of GitHub repository obtained from the right bottom of the repository page. It is https://www.github.org/sumprain/XXX.
  • Clone the GitHub repository into SRCFOLDER. Cloning creates a copy of GitHub repository into SRCFOLDER as SCRFOLDER/XXX, and will have all the contents of the XXX into it including a .git folder. It gives a name origin to the remote source.
$ SRCFOLDER git clone https://www.github.org/sumprain/XXX
  • Push the contents of the SRCFOLDER into the sumprain/XXX. It will copy the contents of SRCFOLDER into sumprain/XXX.
$ SRCFOLDER git push origin master
  • In case of modification of contents in the SRCFOLDER, commit the changes and then run another push.
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