GitHub

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GitHub is a web site which provides free Git repository hosting for open-source projects and a number of other services.

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When you create a new repository in GitHub, the site will provide you with the necessary commands to create a new repository on your local machine and update the GitHub repository from it. The commands are generally of the following form:

create a new local repository:

touch README.md
git init
git add README.md
git commit -m "first commit"
git remote add origin https://github.com/<username>/<project_name>.git
git push -u origin master

update the GitHub repository (i.e. "push" your local repo to GitHub):

git remote add origin https://github.com/<username>/<project_name>.git
git push -u origin master

initiate a pull request: When you look at GitHub's page for the repository you were editing, there should be a message saying "Your recently pushed branches:" above the file listing, and each push will have a green button on the right saying "Compare & pull request". Push that button to initiate a pull request. See About pull requests for further explanation.

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