Downloading files from GitHub
What is the easiest way to download a file from GitHub? I entered the following in the command line in StaSh:
git clone https://github.com/username/username.github.io.git
git clone https://github.com/username/username.git
but both times received the following error message:
stash: <type 'exceptions.OSError'>: [Errno 17] File exists: './.git'
What should I enter on the command line to make this work? Or is there a better way to accomplish this?
That means the folder you are in is already a git repository. Make sure you're in an empty directory (or type
rm -rf .git).
Generally you would use
git clone https://github.com/username/username.git somelocalpath
otherwise it tries to clone to the local folder, which is usually not what you want
I need to update clone to not create .git when a clone fails...
@macfox2 , if you already have the iOS app workingcopy, have a look at this post, it's a long post. But the items of interest are the last 2 posts. They are both from @ccc
I use this method now. I have tested it going the other way also and it works. I am just not organised enough at the moment to use it 2 ways.
But I find this approach friendly and easy to remember, keeping in mind I am hopeless with GitHub
Just a thought
@JonB once again, thank you very much!