Quick notes on adding an existing project to github
Check you’ve got public key auth set up properly on github:
ssh -T firstname.lastname@example.org
# Attempts to ssh to github
You may see this warning:
# The authenticity of host ‘github.com (22.214.171.124)’ can’t be established.
# RSA key fingerprint is 16:27:ac:a5:76:28:2d:36:63:1b:56:4d:eb:df:a6:48.
# Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Don’t worry, this is supposed to happen. Verify that the fingerprint matches the one here and type “yes”.
# Hi username! You’ve successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not
# provide shell access.
If that username is correct, you’ve successfully set up your SSH key. Don’t worry about the shell access thing, you don’t want that anyway.
In the local project, assuming it’s not under any VCS at the moment:
git add .
git commit -m "initial commit"
Create a new repository on the command line
On github, create a new empty repo
Note the lines it tells you under “Push an existing repository from the command line” – or edit these ones:
git remote add origin email@example.com:Polsonby/test.git
git push -u origin master
Do those in the new working directory, which will add the github repo as an upstream origin repository for your local one, then push the entire history up to the master branch on there, synchronising them.
as needed to sync between local and remote.