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A Git from the Future (Comic)

erikaheidi profile image Erika Heidi ใƒป1 min read

So far, we've talked about:

But we haven't talked yet about how Git projects start. When working with Git, we often clone existing projects, since this is part of a typical collaboration workflow. What if we want to bootstrap a whole new project of our own?

In this last comic of the Illustrated Git series, we'll have a recap of previous concepts and commands in a new project workflow using git init:

A Git from the Future comic

A git init will initialize a new Git project in the current folder. A .git folder will be created, holding important information about your project's files.

Because you just created a new project instead of cloning an existing one from a remote source, your upstream is still unknown to Git. You'll need to manually set it with a command such as:

git remote add upstream https://github.com/USER/PROJECTNAME.git

Once the remote upstream is set, you can push your commits to your remote Git repository.

I hope you enjoyed this illustrated Git series!

Do you have a suggestion for a new illustrated series? Share in the comments!

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These posts are beautiful, love the comics! =)
An idea for a next one: git reset?


Wow! It can't be clearer! Sharing now!


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Nice way of teaching ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Is this comic done by you?
I must say its an amazing comic. Very nice illustration and story line. :)


Yes, it's all by me both story, illustration and coloring ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you


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That is an amazing comic. The graphics and the story are so very well done!


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