Choose the Directory Name When Cloning a Git Repository
git clone a Git repository from GitHub or GitLab, the new directory on your machine is given a default name based on the repository's name.
How can you choose what name the directory is given?
All you need to do is add a directory name to the
git clone command:
git clone repo-url directory-name
That will create a new directory named
directory-name and save the git repository inside of it.
If you already have a directory created, use this command inside of it:
git clone repo-url .
The period (
.) tells the git to use the current parent folder as the checkout folder.
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