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In this task we will create a new Git repository using init.
The init command is short for initialize. It creates a new repository in the current working directory. Lets give it a try. Change directories to a location where you want to work. You can use any existing directory or create an empty one if you wish.
$ cd /home/username/project $ git init Initialized empty Git repository in /home/username/project/.git/
The /.git/ directory is a hidden sub-directory where Git stores information about your project such as iterations, remote locations, etc. The structure of the /.git/ directory looks like this:
branches config description HEAD hooks info objects refs
We will find out more about this directory as we explore Git further.
I got a 404 when I tried to visit the link for "git-init Manual Page" this may be of help to others looking for the manual page: http://linux.die.net/man/1/git-init or http://www.manpagez.com/man/1/git-init/Xcode-4.2.php