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Do i need to physically move my project files to my repo or does it look at other directories?

I am new to bitbucket / git.  So i guess here is a newbie question thats not answered in the basic info i have been absorbing so far.....

I have been working on projects to date without using git version control.

Now i am setting it up and starting the basic steps and have cloned a repo locally, for which i am using the command line rather than Sourcetree.

I want to know whether i have to move my original project files over to my new Repo folder that i created and work on them from there? Or whether the repo can look to other directories instead?  It will help me link how everything all links together.

Thanks in advance...

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Hi Sue,

It sounds like you’re looking to push some existing (non-gitversioned) code to Bitbucket. If that’s the case, this page ( should be handy. It runs you through how to initialize a folder as a git repository, then how to tell it where your new Bitbucket repository is on the server and push your first commit.



Huge thank you :)  On the case

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