GitHub is a great resource for developers although it can seem a little complicated to use at first. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to download from GitHub on the following operating systems: MS Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu). So without further ado, let’s start.
GitHub Desktop is a macOS desktop client designed to help you connect to your GitHub account and manage your repositories, and other related activities, in a more intuitive and streamlined manner. For your convenience, GitHub Desktop comes with a setup assistant that will help you input your GitHub. Oct 05, 2020 Installing Git on a Mac. Open a terminal window. Step 1 – Install Homebrew. Homebrew simplifies the installation of software on the Mac OS X operating system. – Homebrew – Wikipedia. Copy & paste the following into the terminal window and hit Return.
Mac and Windows users will be happy to find out that files and projects can be download from GitHub by using a GUI. There are many Git clients available, some free and some commercials, but for this tutorial, we’ll stick to the official Git clients from GitHub.
So that’s all there is to it. Next, you can copy the downloaded files to your project.
On Linux, you’ll to install “Git.” Here’s how to do this depending on the Linux distribution you are using:
Installing Git on CentOS
Installing Git on Debian
Installing Git on Ubuntu
Delete all chats in messenger. Once you’ve installed Git, you can check its version:
Configuring Git for Linux
To use Git, you’ll need to specify your name and email address:
Cloning a GitHub Repository
Start by creating a directory in which you will keep all the GitHub repositories you’ll clone:
Before you can clone a repository, you need to find the URL to its “.git” file. For this example, we’re going to clone the phpMyAdmin repository. Open this URL in your browser: https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin
Click on the green “Clone or download” button and then on the “Copy to clipboard” icon next to the URL.
Now use this URL with the “git” command to clone the repository:
Once the download is completed, the phpMyAdmin files will be found in ~/git/phpmyadmin
So, downloading files from GitHub is as simple as that. Of course, there is much more you can do with Git, such as managing your repositories or contributing to other projects. If you’re interested in learning more about Git, you can read the official documentation here.