Create a repo

To put your project up on GitHub, you'll need to create a repository for it to live in.

Create a repository

You can store a variety of projects in GitHub repositories, including open source projects. With open source projects, you can share code to make better, more reliable software. You can use repositories to collaborate with others and track your work. For more information, see "About repositories."

Note: You can create public repositories for an open source project. When creating your public repository, make sure to include a license file that determines how you want your project to be shared with others. Für weitere Informationen zu Open-Source, insbesondere zum Erstellen und Vergrößern eines Open-Source-Projekts, haben wir Open-Source Leitfäden erstellt, die Dir durch die Empfehlung von Best Practices für das Erstellen und Unterhalten von Repositorys helfen, eine gesunde Open-Source-Community zu pflegen. Du kannst auch einen kostenlosen GitHub Learning Lab Kurs zur Pflege von Open-Source-Communitys absolvieren.

  1. Benutze in der oberen rechten Ecke einer beliebigen Seite das -Dropdownmenü und wähle New Repository (Neues Repository). Dropdownmenü mit der Option, ein neues Repository zu erstellen
  2. Type a short, memorable name for your repository. For example, "hello-world". Field for entering a repository name
  3. Optionally, add a description of your repository. For example, "My first repository on GitHub." Field for entering a repository description
  4. Choose a repository visibility. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter „Über Sichtbarkeit von Repositorys." Optionsfelder um die Repository-Sichtbarkeit auszuwählen
  5. Wähle Initialize this repository with a README (Dieses Repository mit einer README-Datei initialisieren). Kontrollkästchen „Initialize this repository with a README“ (Dieses Repository mit einer README-Datei initialisieren)
  6. Click Create repository. Button to create repository

Congratulations! You've successfully created your first repository, and initialized it with a README file.

Tip: You can also create repositories using the GitHub CLI. For more information, see "gh repo create" in the GitHub CLI documentation.

Commit your first change

A commit is like a snapshot of all the files in your project at a particular point in time.

When you created your new repository, you initialized it with a README file. README files are a great place to describe your project in more detail, or add some documentation such as how to install or use your project. The contents of your README file are automatically shown on the front page of your repository.

Let's commit a change to the README file.

  1. In your repository's list of files, click README.md. README file in file list
  2. Above the file's content, click .
  3. On the Edit file tab, type some information about yourself. New content in file
  4. Oberhalb des neuen Inhaltes klicke auf Preview changes (Änderungsvorschau). Schaltfläche „File preview" (Dateivorschau)
  5. Review the changes you made to the file. You'll see the new content in green. File preview view
  6. Am Ende der Seite schreibe eine kurze, aussagekräftige Commit-Mitteilung, welche die Änderung beschreibt, welche Du an der Datei vornimmst. Du kannst den Commit in der Commit-Mitteilung mehr als einem Autor zuordnen. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter "Erstellen eines Commit mit mehreren Co-Autoren" Commit-Mitteilung für Deine Änderung
  7. Lege unter den Commit-Mitteilungsfeldern fest, ob Du Deinen Commit zum aktuellen Branch oder zu einem neuen Branch hinzufügen möchtest. If your current branch is the default branch, you should choose to create a new branch for your commit and then create a pull request. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter „Erstellen eines neuen Pull Requests." Branch-Optionen für Commit
  8. Klicke auf Propose file change (Dateiänderung vorschlagen). Schaltfläche „Propose file change" (Dateiänderung vorschlagen)

Celebrate

Congratulations! You have now created a repository, including a README file, and created your first commit on GitHub.

You can now clone a GitHub repository to create a local copy on your computer. From your local repository you can commit, and create a pull request to update the changes in the upstream repository. For more information, see "Cloning a repository" and "Set up Git."

You can find interesting projects and repositories on GitHub and make changes to them by creating a fork of the repository. For more information see, "Fork a repository."

Each repository in GitHub is owned by a person or an organization. You can interact with the people, repositories, and organizations by connecting and following them on GitHub. For more information see "Be social."

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