How to git clone files and not the git repository name?

I'm trying to clear up git cloning my remote repository to my Document Root.

Git clone makes a directory in Document Root with the name of the remote repository, and then the files like index.html.

I need a git clone that pulls the remote files like index.html straight into the Document Root and doesn't add the remote repository name.

E.g. Document/Root/index.html correct. Document/Root/remoteRepositoryName/index.html wrong, but is what git clone does.

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To clone into the current directory, instead of creating one, try adding a period after the clone command. For example:

git clone <clone url> .

However note the current directory MUST be empty.

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