Clone an existing repository

Copying a repository from someone else's computer onto yours is called "cloning". There are two things you're going to need:

  1. The URL you want to clone from
  2. The folder on your computer where you're going to put the clone

Go to wherever you'd like to put your clone, right-click it and then Git -> Clone. This will open a dialog where you can put the URL, and pick a destination folder on your computer. Once the download completes, you'll have your shiny new clone.

Hint 1: You can't put a git repository inside another repository. If you don't see Clone as an option, you're probably inside an existing repository, and you need to move up to a higher folder.

Hint 2: Rather than using the text bar at the top of the window, you can use any of the methods described in the DiffPlug quickstart to get the context-menu for a file.

Next, take a look at how DiffPlug handles commits.