Cloning a Project Repo to Work On

Cloning a project repo that you are going to work on requires you to have write access to the it, which means you must have a public-private key pair setup if using ssh, which you always should.

But First …

You need to have a project repo created or forked from another before you can clone it.

Step by Step

Navigate into your repos directory.

cd
cd repos

Now all you need to do is change the following to match your account and the path of your project repo.

💎 You can save time by cutting pasting the SSH URL in GitLab.

git clone git@gitlab.com:YOURACCOUNT/YOURPROJECT.git

You might see something like this if it is your first time cloning a brand new project repo and you haven’t put anything in it.

[This one was for a www project repo.]

Cloning into 'www'...
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.

If you see something like this you have cloned an existing project repo with something in it already.

Cloning into 'www'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 12, done. 
remote: Counting objects: 100% (12/12), done. 
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (8/8), done. 
remote: Total 12 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)
Receiving objects: 100% (12/12), done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1/1), done.

You can change into this directory now and work.