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Angela Whisnant

Hey! I am so new to GitHub...where am I supposed to be typing these commands...at the command prompt, possibly? I am trying to follow this tutorial. I ran into a 'GitHub Desktop.' Now I'm confused as to whether I use this or do it some other way.
Sorry!
Angie

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Nico Riedmann Author

Hi

Yes, those go in the command line!

There a few graphical git clients that I hear are nice. The github desktop one, tower git and a lot of my colleagues use what comes with their IDE (we use intellij idea for java)

But for understanding what is going on I think you'll learn more using git from the commandline.

The tools abstract a lot of things away trying to make things easier to use

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Angela Whisnant

I think I prefer the command line anyway. Thanks so much!