- Initialize the local directory as a Git repository.
- Add the files in your new local repository. This stages them for the first commit.
git add . # Adds the files in the local repository and stages them for commit. To unstage a file, use 'git reset HEAD YOUR-FILE'.
- Commit the files that you’ve staged in your local repository.
git commit -m "First commit" # Commits the tracked changes and prepares them to be pushed to a remote repository. To remove this commit and modify the file, use 'git reset --soft HEAD~1' and commit and add the file again.
- At the top of your GitHub repository’s Quick Setup page, click to copy the remote repository URL.
- In the Command prompt, add the URL for the remote repository where your local repository will be pushed.
git remote add origin remote repository URL # Sets the new remote git remote -v # Verifies the new remote URL
- Push the changes in your local repository to GitHub.
git push origin master # Pushes the changes in your local repository up to the remote repository you specified as the origin