Command Line basic commands
Start working on your project
In Git, when you copy a project you say you "clone" it. To work on a git project locally (from your own computer), you will need to clone it. To do this, sign in to GitLab.
When you are on your Dashboard, click on the project that you'd like to clone. To work in the project, you can copy a link to the Git repository through a SSH or a HTTPS protocol. SSH is easier to use after it's been setup. While you are at the Project tab, select HTTPS or SSH from the dropdown menu and copy the link using the 'Copy to clipboard' button (you'll have to paste it on your shell in the next step).
On the command line
Clone your project
Go to your computer's shell and type the following command:
git clone PASTE HTTPS OR SSH HERE
A clone of the project will be created in your computer.
Note: If you clone your project via an URL that contains special characters, make sure that they are URL-encoded.
Go into a project, directory or file to work in it
Go back one directory or file
View what’s in the directory that you are in
Create a directory
Create a README.md or file in directory
touch README.md nano README.md #### ADD YOUR INFORMATION #### Press: control + X #### Type: Y #### Press: enter
Remove a file
Remove a directory and all of its contents
rm -rf NAME-OF-DIRECTORY
View history in the command line
Carry out commands for which the account you are using lacks authority
You will be asked for an administrator’s password.
Tell where you are