I’m not an expert in git. I know its the way forward for versioning etc but everytime I come to use it, it has me scratching my head.
So here are my tips for getting a remote git project cloned locally so you can look at the files:
1) Download GitHub for Windows (sorry I confess – I’m a Windows users. So sue me!)
2) Once installed you don’t need to login with your GitHub account unless you are getting a git from there
3) Create a local repository
4) Open it up & under Tools choose “Open shell here”. A Windows PowerShell command window will appear
5) Once it has loaded and you can see a blinking cursor type in “git clone YOUR_PATH_TO_CLONE.git” (Note: to paste you can right-click and choose ‘Paste’ from the menu)
6) You should then be prompted for you password (which you can’t paste, you have to type)
If all’s well you should see it start to download the files (in my case veeerrryyyy slowly!)
I’ll update this post with any other useful tips as I find them!