git clone or git init has 2 different paths?

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




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

This widget could not be displayed.

"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

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Friday in Bitbucket

What is your #1 piece of advice to new users getting started using Bitbucket?

Hello Community! My name is Claire Maynard, and I’m a Product Marketing Manager on the Bitbucket team. I’m interested in hearing what advice or tips you have for new users getting started on ...

125 views 5 2
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you