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Exercise Github forking
In order to do this exercise, you must have created a github account already and setup your SSH keys (follow the tutorial here).
Get the code
Our first exercise will have you create a fork of our
bootcamp-git repository. This will give you your own copy of our repository under your github account, and you'll be able to modify this repository as you wish (you don't have access to modify our
To create your own fork:
- Go to https://github.com/hcs/bootcamp-git
- Click the
Forkbutton in the top-right corner. After a few moments, you should be redirected to your own copy of our bootcamp-git repository!
- To get a local copy of this repository, look at the bottom right of the screen for
SSH clone URL. It should have this format:
email@example.com:USERNAME/bootcamp-git.git. Copy that link.
- In a terminal on your computer, run this command:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:USERNAME/bootcamp-git.git
And now you should have your copy of our repository!
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