In Git, 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.


git init

How Do I Init?

Step 1: Correct Directory

Make sure to be working from the correct directory; the cd command can be used to navigate the filesystem.

cd go/to/desired/project/directory

Step 2: Init

Next, run the following command:

git init

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 directory.

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