git init command is used to create repository. When you run this command, a new branch is created by Git, which is called
master. In addition to this, Git also creates a
.git directory that will store all the repository history.
Change to the folder in which you have stored your files. After that, run
git init followed by
$cd /home/mohit/mysite/ $git init Initialized empty Git repository in /home/mohit/mysite/.git/ $ls -a . .. css .git index.html js
After running this command, you will find that all the files inside the repository are untracked.
$git status On branch master Initial commit Untracked files: (use "git add
..." to include in what will be committed) css/ index.html js/ nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
To track these files and let Git aware of them, run
git add followed by
git commit. It will bring entire files in the working directory under the tracking of Git.
$git add . $git commit -m "Initial commit" [master (root-commit) dc99c45] Initial commit 3 files changed, 4 insertions(+) create mode 100644 css/styles.css create mode 100644 index.html create mode 100644 js/app.js
You can view the commit logs by running
$git log commit dc99c45a1b78a8ce4fedd6444136905ab8d81b1b Author: Mohit Natani <[email protected]> Date: Sun Dec 27 07:23:53 2020 +0000 Initial commit