I need to take a lot of file from an existing website and put them into a git repository. What is the best way to add these files into an existing git repository from my ftp?
One way is to locally save all the files you want to use from the FTP server, into a
new_project directory. Then:
Create a new repository in GitHub called for example,
new_project. Assuming the clone URL of the project is: https://github.com/user/new_project.git
Execute the following commands in your Terminal:
cd new_project git init git remote add origin https://github.com/user/new_project.git
Add the files in the repository.
Stage the file for the first commit to your repository:
git add .
Commit the files that you've staged in your local repository:
git ci -m "Initial commit"
Push the changes in your local repository to GitHub.
git push origin master