bitbucket repository download

I saw another post very similar to this but there was no answer.  I downloaded the Atlasboard repository in bitbucket using the "download repository" link.  This provides a zip file with a name like atlassian-atlasboard-328dcb50263e.zip.  So now I want to install it locally but to do that I need to have some idea whether this is a "true" repository (if so how do i connect with it?) or just a zip of the source.  I tried opening the repository in a git client but it says "not a git repository" and of course the npm installer doesn't like my local path for some reason. 

So what is the type of contents in the zip file when a user selects download repository?  Is it a git repository? if it is, how do you convert it from a zip file to an active local repository?  (beyond extracting it from the zip file).

 

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Boris Berenberg Community Champion May 12, 2015

It is just a bundle of files, not a repository. If you want the repository with the history, then you will need to check it out clone it, not download the repository.

Technically, "clone" it, not "check it out".

Boris Berenberg Community Champion May 12, 2015

You are absolutely correct, thanks.

In that case that feature/button must be renamed. Why say download repository if it is not a full repo with history. Label it as download project files or something.

 

Also, provide a direct .zip repo download (with .git history) like we have in github. Cloning is time consuming, one-click download of a branch like in Github will be helpful.

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