git clone or git init has 2 different paths?

Hello, I need some clarification on the local git repository path being

/local/path/to/computer

or

/local/path/to?


When I set up a new remote repository, the instructions are something like /local/path/to/computer$ git init > git add origin, etc.
However, when I /local/path/to/computer$ git clone https://bitbucket, the local repository is in /local/path/to/computer.
The difference is with a git origin the local path is /local/path/to. However with git clone the local path is /local/path/to/computer.
These 2 paths confuse the 2 options for pulling files from the remote repository.
Is there a best practice or better way to pull, so both options set the download to /local/path/to/computer.

I think this has really confused my learning process.

1 answer

"git init" turns your current directory into a git repo

"git clone" creates a new directory named after the repo in your current directory and clones the repo there

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