Pushing a File to a GitHub Repository

1 hour
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, you are a developer who is starting a new development project. Before writing any code, you need create a GitHub repository, clone it locally, add a `README.md` file, commit the file, and push it to GitHub.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Clone a Repository from GitHub Called `new-project`
  1. In the terminal, generate an SSH key, accepting the defaults.
  2. View and copy the public key.
  3. On GitHub, add a new SSH key, pasting in the public key you just copied.
  4. Create a new repository called "new-project".
  5. Get the SSH URL for the new-project repository.
  6. In the terminal, clone the new-project repository using the SSH URL.
Create `README.md` File
  1. Change to the new-project directory.
  2. Create a README.md file with the contents: New Development Project
  3. Save and exit the file.
Add `README.md` to the Local Git Repository

In the terminal, run the command to add the README.md file to Git.

Commit the Changes with a Commit Message

In the terminal, run the command to commit the file with a commit message: "Add README file"

Push the Changes Back to GitHub
  1. In the terminal, run the command to push the changes back to GitHub.
  2. Check the GitHub repo to verify the README.md file appears.

Additional Resources

Open a terminal session, and log in to the lab server via SSH using the credentials provided on the lab page:

ssh cloud_user@<PUBLIC_IP_ADDRESS>

Then, become the root user:

sudo su -

You also need to sign in to your GitHub account.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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