How to Clone a Git Repository into the Current Directory

Somehow, most examples of Git’s clone command show a subfolder for the repository to be cloned into. I, for example, prefer navigating to the desired directory and like to clone into the current directory. The Git command has to be changed to appear as follows:

git clone [email protected]:your-username/repository-name.git .

git clone .

The ‘.’ (period) indicates the current folder.

By Kathir Vel

An agile ebusiness & marketing consultant based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. ICT specialist with a MBA in marketing and strategy. Seasoned project manager with strong roots in advertising campaigns and film making. Loves photography and travelling.

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