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Share local project on GitHub

Last Updated on 15/11/2020

This post will show how to share a local project on GitHub in a few easy steps using the command line and a few actions taking on GitHub’s website.

Create and init your local GitHub repository

  1. Go to and create the repository for your project;
  2. When prompted by GitHub, init your new repository so a new master branch is created.

Sync the local and remote repositories

Init your project root folder as a Git repository:

git init

Add the remote GitHub repository to your local Git repository:

git remote add origin<github_user>/<github_project>.git

Fetch the remote branches:

git fetch origin

Checkout and set the master’s branch to point to the remote branch:

git checkout -b master --track origin/master

Hope it helps. Cya!



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