How to Commit to Github

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How to Commit to Github

Last updated on August 15th, 2020

Git is a widely-used version control system used to manage code. The code managed with Git is called a Git repository. Here is how to commit to Github. 


  • Check for Git Version
$ git --version

If it is not showing the version of git then go to the official website of git and download the git according to the OS of your system.

  •  If you are setting up the git for the first time, you can configure the git with name & email.
$ git config --global Your_Name
$ git config --global Your_Email 
  • Initialize a Git repository.
$ git init
  • Tell Git to start tracking your files and folders:
$ git add 

If you want to track a single folder or file, use its name:
$ git add app/
$ git add config/routes.rb
  • Verify that everything was committed correctly
$ git status
  • Save the changes you made, with a message describing what changed:
$ git commit -m "Initial Commit"
  • On GitHub, create a new repository with a short, memorable name:

    ~ In Github, use the drop-down menu and select New repository on the top right-hand corner.
    ~ Type a short, memorable name for your repository.
    ~ Optionally, add a description of your repository.
    ~ Choose to make the repository either public or private.
    ~ Select Initialize this repository with a README.
    ~ Click Create repository.

  • Add a remote repository, and then push your local repository to the remote repository. 
$ git remote add origin{owner}/{repositoryname}.git

$ git push -u origin master