Getting to GitLab
Go to https://git.cs.hofstra.edu/ and sign in using your Hofstra portal credentials.
Alternatively, you can find GitLab in your list of apps in your portal.
Creating your first remote repository
On GitLab let’s create a new repository.
Enter a name. It should not have spaces or special characters, as it will be part of the URL of your new repo. You can leave the rest of the options at their defaults.
You will be taken to the main page of your repository, that doesn’t have any files yet.
Select the HTTPS link and copy it.
Open up your terminal and enter:
git clone <HTTPS link>
Enter the directory using the cd comamnd
After making changes to files in your local repo, enter:
git add .
All changed files will now be tracked in the next commit
Alternatively, you can track single files at a time using:
git add <file name goes here>
Files can also be removed from tracking using:
git rm <file name goes here>
View the status of your files using:
Commit changes to your local repo using:
Or add a message to your commit using”
git commit -m "<Message goes here>"
Push your local commits to the remote repo using:
If prompted, input your Hofstra portal credentials
Pull commits from remote repo into your local repo using: