So I decided on a cool name: "Phintos." Kind of a combination of Fin and Photos, since this is going to be a site for organizing photos of dolphins. More about this later. So here's the Github repo I just set up:
To set this up, I followed a list steps blindly. So now I'm going to go back and figure out what exactly I did:
After creating naming the repo on git and creating a local folder, I ran
It looks like this sets up the initial local files git needs to be able to work with a directory.
Next I ran
This is a unix command to create an empty readme file. It looks like it can also be used to update permissions and modified date of a file.
Then I used >git add and >git commit to add this file to the repo, which I assume work similar to subversion. The actual commit command was
>git commit -m 'first commit'
According to http://gitref.org/basic/ the -m option is used to add the commit message in the same line. This looks like a very useful site.