How to pull down remote repository to local existing cloned folder?


how can I pull down remote repository data to my local existing folder?

The local existing git folder has the cloned remote repository data from several days ago and I need to update the local git folder in case any changes have been made on the remote repository.

I tried git init, but that messed up the system.

I tried deleting the local git folder, making a new folder and running git clone but that messes up the system.

Any suggestions please?

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Thank you for your question.

In order to accomplish what has been asked, please follow the steps:

Configure Git for the first time

git config --global "Administrator"
git config --global ""

Working with your repository

I just want to clone this repository

If you want to simply clone this empty repository then run this command in your terminal.

git clone http://<user>@<gitserver>/repository.git
# or
git clone ssh://<user>@<gitserver>/repository.git

My code is ready to be pushed

If you already have code ready to be pushed to this repository then run this in your terminal.

cd existing-project git init
git remote add origin ssh://<user>@<gitserver>/repository.git
git add --all 
git commit -m "Initial Commit" 
git push origin master

My code is already tracked by Git

If your code is already tracked by Git then set this repository as your "origin" to push to.

cd existing-project
git remote set-url origin ssh://<user>@<gitserver>/repository.git
git push origin master
# Update your local repo from the remote (but don't merge):
git fetch

# After downloading the updates, let's see the differences:
git diff origin/master

# If you're happy with those updates, then merge:
git pull

Please, refer to Git - Reference for further information.

Kind regards,

Thank you, this seems helpful.

I will try to code and see how it goes.

Seems to cover problems noobs might experience with the 1st time confustion of git.

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