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Cloning is the process by which you copy an existing repository to your machine.

Cloning a repository

Locate/create the directory that you want the source to go. Then go to a DOS prompt (cmd.exe) and execute the following command:

c:\src\git> git clone your-repository.git

This will copy the source code from that git repository to c:\src\git\your-repository.

For example, let's say we want to clone the repository at:

You'll notice that in the middle right is a "HTTPS clone URL"

Copy the url by either clicking on the little clipboard icon or by selecting the URL text.

Then go to a DOS prompt and type:

C:\src\github>git clone

Cloning into 'golang'...
remote: Counting objects: 97, done.
remote: Total 97 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 97
Unpacking objects: 100% (97/97), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

Now you will have a C:\src\github\golang folder with the repository.



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