Copying a repository from someone else's computer onto yours is called "cloning". There are two things you're going to need:
- The URL you want to clone from
- This acts like the "phone number" which git will call to ask for the latest version.
- Later on, we'll show you how to upload changes you make to this URL.
- If you want a toy project, these are some good ones:
- 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.