Checkout From GIT 101
- Install Git on your local machine by visiting the official website and downloading the appropriate version for your operating system.
- Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the directory where you want to create a local copy of the repository.
- Run the command “git clone [repository URL]” to create a local copy of the repository on your machine. The repository URL can be found on the GitHub website by navigating to the repository and clicking the “Clone or download” button.
- Once the repository has been cloned, navigate the newly created directory by running the command “cd [repository name]”.
- To check out a specific branch, run the command “git checkout [branch name]”. This will switch your local repository to the specified branch, allowing you to make changes and view the code for that branch.
- You can also create a new branch by running the command “git checkout -b [new branch name]”. This will create a new branch and switch your local repository to that branch.
- To view the list of branches, run the command “git branch”. This will display a list of all branches in the repository, including the current branch.
- Once you have made the changes to the code, you can commit them by running “git commit -am “[commit message]”
- To push the commit to the remote repository, you can use the command “git push origin [branch name]”
- Once you are done with the changes and ready to merge them to the main branch, you can create a pull request on the GitHub website.
Finally, you can merge the pull request once the reviewers approve it.
** This is a general outline for checking out a repository from GitHub and making changes to the code. It’s important to note that Git is a complex tool with many other commands and options available.