Adding an existing project to a Git repo

Just a quick tip for creating a new repo with existing files.

  1. Create a new repo on your preferred solution (I use Bitbucket but the other main choice is Github, it’s all about what works for you)

  2. Change to your project directory > cd ~/git/project

  3. Initialize the local directory as a repo > git init

  4. Add all files to the repo > git add .

  5. Write your first commit message > git commit -m ‘First commit’

  6. Tie your local files and remote repo together. For the url, an example would be ssh://, but the method to find it varies depending on your provider. Bitbucket shows it at the top of the main page and GitHub shows it along the right side. > git remote add origin repo_url_here

  7. Have git verify it can connect to the remote repo > git remote -v

  8. Push your initial commit to the remote url > git push origin master

Thats it, your repo is created and initial update complete. Now to continue your content and update it as needed.

How to install RepoForge (formerly RPMForge) on CENTOS 7

As I get back into using CENTOS, I will be posting a few guides on various things I find. One of the first things is to install RepoForge (formerly RPMForge) to give a number of programs such as htop that I really missed.

So, to get started, download this rpm:


The next step is to install it:

rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el7.rf.x86_64.rpm

And finally, update yum

yum update

And the repo is now installed and updated, feel free to install any packages you need.