Create a Repository on GitHub

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This is going to be really short. Creating a Repository on GitHub is easy. All you need a GitHub login and a minute!

Steps:

  1. Go to GutHub: https://github.com/ and create an account for yourself
  2. Once you are done with account creation, come to the welcome page/home page. For navigating to home page, you may click on Git logo(a cat with tentacles & human-like face) present in upper right cornerHomelogo
  3. On the Homepage, you should get an option to create a new repositoryRepositoryNew
  4. Click “New repository” to create a new Repository.
    • Give a name and Description to the repository.
    • Set a visibility to the repository which should be Public or Private
      • Public repository is visible to open web, to anyone. You as the creator can choose who can commit
      • A private repository is hidden from the open web. You as a creator choose who can view and commit to this repository.
  5. Initialize the repository with a README file. This creates a text file with name: README.md in repository an does initial commit for this file. README file is generally maintained for Project Description and change information logging.
  6. Add a license to the repository which effectively defines terms of use for other users.
  7. As the last step, click “Create repository” to do an initial commit to the repository.

RepositoryNew_steps

Done… That’s it! The created repository is as below:

RepositoryNewCreated

Some points to be noted:

  • As you can see above, README.md file is created along with GPL3.0 LICENSE.
  • New files can be created here itself by clicking ‘Create new file’ in section ‘h’. Files can be uploaded also.
  • Alternatively, this repository can be cloned with the WebIDE project and all the files of WebIDE will be imported here. We will do this on the next blog!
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