CHAPTER 2

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Working with Well-Known Repositories

We will start our tour exploring existing and quite well-known repositories. The main goal of this chapter is to get familiar with repositories—their types and structure. In this chapter, you will learn the following:

  • What are the most popular hosting solutions for git repositories?
  • How to create a local copy of a repository that is hosted on Github.com or Bitbucket.org?

Once we know how to clone a repository, we can then analyze its structure. Then we will explore the working directory—the git directory and its contents. At that point we will be able to classify a repository as either bare or ...

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