Add Local Project to Remote Git Repository

  • Last updated Apr 25, 2024

Follow these steps to add an existing project to a remote Git repository:

  1. Open your Git Bash or command prompt or terminal on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the local directory where the project you wish to add to the remote repository is located:

  3. cd my-project

  4. Run the following command to initialize the local project as a Git repository:

  5. git init

  6. Add all the files of the project to the staging area:

  7. git add .

  8. Commit the changes to the local repository with a meaningful message:

  9. git commit -m 'initial commit'

    Replace "initial commit" with your own message.

  10. Create a remote repository on a Git hosting service such as GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab.
  11. Copy the URL of the remote repository.
  12. Link the local repository to the remote one by executing the following command:

  13. git remote add origin remote_repository_url

    Replace remote_repository_url with the URL of the remote repository you copied in step 7.

  14. Push the local project to the remote repository

  15. git push origin master

    This command will push the files of your local project to the remote repository.

Now that your existing project has been added to the remote Git repository, you can work together with others and easily manage the code using version control.