This post describes how to download, install, configure and upload content to GitHub.
What is GitHub?
Git is a distributed version control system. GitHub provides a way for sharing content in Git with other people
How do I get GitHub?
Sign up for a free account here: https://github.com/signup/free
Once you have your account, create a new repository: http://github.com/repositories/new
After setting up your account you will need to Download and Install Git on your PC.
msysgit is the Windows version, available here: http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list?can=3
At the time of writing the latest version is: 188.8.131.52
Accept the defaults when installing
So how do I set it up?
Once Git is installed, run the application Git > Git GUI > Create New Repository > [enter a name] > Create
This will create a new folder in your Documents and Settings folder with the name of your repository
Copy or create your new project in the folder.
In Explorer, right click on the new top level folder > Git add all files now
Run the command prompt: Git > Git Bash
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email "Your email address"
Next set up a SSH public key on your PC that links you to the repository:
Change to the location of the new repository:
ssh-keygen –t rsc –C "Your email address"
You will be prompted for a location for the key, hit enter for the default
Enter a passphrase
You will be told the location of the ssh public key
Create an SSH public key from the website: https://github.com/account > add another public key
Give it a title and the key you created in Git Bash
So how do I push my files to GitHub?
In Git Bash
Change to the directory of the repository
git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:your-git-username/repository-name.git
git push origin master (you will be asked for your passphrase)
(ensure the .ssh folder exists in the repository you are uploading)
Switch to GitHub to view the uploaded files
Hopefully you have found this information useful - good luck with your Git friends.