How to install and configure GitHub on Ubuntu
Installing GitHub in ubuntu is very easy.
open terminal and run the following command.
sudo apt-get install git
How to configure GitHubThe first thing you should do when you install Git is to set your user name and e-mail address.To do that enter the following two lines in the terminal.
git config --global user.name "John Doe" # Sets the default name for git to use when you commit
git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
# Sets the default email for git to use when you commit
to check your setting use the following command.
git config --list
Fork and Clone an Existing RepositoryWhen you need work on a project page that looks interesting you can click the “fork” button in the project header to have GitHub copy that project to your user so you can push to it.
To fork a project, visit the project page (in this case,https://github.com/eclipse/ecf) and click
the “fork” button in the header. After a few seconds, you’re taken to your new project page, which indicates that this project is a fork of another one.
git clone https://github.com/vijayindu/ecf.git
#replace vijayindu with your user name.
this will clone the existing repository to your current working directory of your computer.