git clone [url] to clone an open source project but it cloned to the
C:\Documents and Setings\$USER\project
What I wanted to do is clone the project to
C:\project. I don't want to have duplicate project clones on my local machine.
How do I go about moving it to that location or deleting the existing repository(hopefully that's a correct term) and cloning it again?
I assume after deleting I should use something like the following to clone it to the desired location?
$ git clone [url] C:\project
Just move it :)
command line :
move "C:\Documents and Setings\$USER\project" C:\project
or just drag the folder in explorer.
Git won't care where it is - all the metadata for the repository is inside a folder called
.git inside your project folder.
You can just delete that directory that you cloned the repo into, and re-clone it wherever you'd like.
I'm assuming you're using Windows, and GitBASH.
You can just delete the folder "C:...\project" with no adverse effects.
Then in git bash, you can do
cd c\:. This changes the directory you're working in to C:\
Then you can do
git clone [url] This will create a folder called "project" on C:\ with the contents of the repo.
If you'd like to name it something else, you can do
git clone [url] [something else]
git clone [email protected]:username\repo.git MyRepo
This would create a folder at "C:\MyRepo" with the contents of the remote repository.
You could try this via SSH:
rm -rf foldernamehere