Let me preface with this: this is over-simplified for someone just getting started with git, who does not have the time to learn all the intricacies of git, and covers the most common workflow I’ve encountered, that is:
– download code from a remote repository
– make changes
– commit and send the changes back
– get the latest from that remote repository
So, here goes:
First you’ll need to install git is it is not aleady installed.
Checkout a project
git clone http://github.com/psq/spider.git
Edit files as you see fit, then when time comes to commit your changes back in:
will show you what files you’ve modified. Or added. If you added any files, add them to the files controlled by git (this also works with a new directory and will recursively add everything)
git add README.txt
Then commit all
git commit -a -m "added readme"
-m option adds a messages, -a adds all modified files to the commit
Upload your changes
Then push your changes back to the original repo
git push origin master
Download the latest version
And finally, to get any updates from the master repo (you may need to do this before doing the push above)
git pull origin master
This is overly simplified on purpose, but will give any beginner time to dive in deeper when time permits.
See this previous post for some helpful git shortcuts