Setting Up a Local Git Repository
Although Git provides high flexibility in arranging data and your work with repositories, the following scenarios are most commonly used for setting up a local Git repository:
- Clone an existing remote repository and create a new project with the downloaded data.
- Create a local repository which you can push to a remote location later, if necessary.
To clone a remote Git repository
- On the main menu, choose . The Clone Repository dialog box opens.
- In the Git Repository URL text box, type the URL of the remote repository which you want to clone.
- Click the Test button next to the Git Repository URL text box to check that connection to the remote repository can be established successfully.
- In the Parent Directory text box, specify the directory where you want IntelliJ IDEA to create a folder for your local Git repository. Use , if necessary.
- In the Directory Name text box, specify the name of the new folder into which the repository will be cloned. Click Clone.
- Create a new project based on the cloned data by accepting the corresponding suggestion displayed by IntelliJ IDEA.
Git root mapping will be automatically set to the project root directory.
To create a local Git repository
- Open the project you want to store in a repository.
- On the main menu, choose .
- In the dialog that opens, specify the directory where you want to create a new Git repository.
- Put the required files under Git version control. The files appear in the Local Changes tab of the Version Control tool window, under the Default changelist.