init is used to initiate the process of creating a repository. When beginning a new project, this is the first step to take in order to track changes to the code throughout all files and folders.
Initializing a Git Repository
Step 1: Navigate to the Desired Directory
init command initializes a Git repository in the current directory. Prior to using this command, users must take care to navigate to the appropriate directory — this will become the root directory of the repository. The
cd command can be used to navigate the filesystem from the command line:
Step 2: Init
In the appropriate directory, initialize a repository to begin tracking changes made to all the files with the following git command:
After the initialization is complete, the following should appear in the command line.
Initialized empty Git repository in /go/to/desired/project/directory/.git/
A new, hidden .git directory is then added alongside the new repository’s root directory. In this case, the root directory is