Git Download File From Repository

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Feb 5, 2019 - Setting up and using the Git Download Updater is simple. Github or BitBucket, you can add files to your Download products. After a moment or two, a new set of fields will show up that will allow you to select a repository. Install Github Plus and visit a repository on Github. Next to each file in the repository you will see a download button. Click it to download just that file. The extension will also tell you the size of each file.


I can't work out how to download my entire repository for a given project. Most of the things I do seem to just download the latest snapshot, e.g.

Git Download File From Repository

The reason I want to know how to do this is for 'recovery' purposes: accidental deletion, if my PC blew up, got stolen, etc.

There doesn't seem to be a 'forum' as such for GitLab, hence my posting here.

mike rodentmike rodent

1 Answer

I can't work out how to download my entire repository for a given project.

Use git clone.

This procedure assumes you have already created a repository on GitHub, or have an existing repository owned by someone else you'd like to contribute to.

  • On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  • Under the repository name, click Clone or download.

  • In the Clone with HTTPs section, click to copy the clone URL for the repository.

  • Open Git Bash.

  • Change the current working directory to the location where you want the cloned directory to be made.

  • Type git clone, and then paste the URL you copied in Step 2.

  • Press Enter. Your local clone will be created.

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