Last updated 2023-02-26 15:06:04

What Does Cloning A Repo Mean?

A combination of Git [↗] and an online source code hosting service like GitHub [↗] may be used to manage source code [→] collaboration.

In this setup, Git is used as the tool to manage code history as well as source code movement among other things. Source code movement refers to developers pushing their changes and pulling the most recent changes from the central hosted point, eg: From Github.

The first time a developer "downloads" a copy of the source code onto their computer is known as cloning. This is mostly done using Git, some source code hosting services provide you with the option to click and download the source code.

Here is the command for doing this with Git:

$ git clone <repo-url>

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