git-init - Create an empty Git repository or reinitialize an existing


   git init [-q | --quiet] [--bare] [--template=<template_directory>]
             [--separate-git-dir <git dir>]
             [--shared[=<permissions>]] [directory]


   This command creates an empty Git repository - basically a .git
   directory with subdirectories for objects, refs/heads, refs/tags, and
   template files. An initial HEAD file that references the HEAD of the
   master branch is also created.

   If the $GIT_DIR environment variable is set then it specifies a path to
   use instead of ./.git for the base of the repository.

   If the object storage directory is specified via the
   $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY environment variable then the sha1 directories
   are created underneath - otherwise the default $GIT_DIR/objects
   directory is used.

   Running git init in an existing repository is safe. It will not
   overwrite things that are already there. The primary reason for
   rerunning git init is to pick up newly added templates (or to move the
   repository to another place if --separate-git-dir is given).


   -q, --quiet
       Only print error and warning messages; all other output will be

       Create a bare repository. If GIT_DIR environment is not set, it is
       set to the current working directory.

       Specify the directory from which templates will be used. (See the
       "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section below.)

   --separate-git-dir=<git dir>
       Instead of initializing the repository as a directory to either
       $GIT_DIR or ./.git/, create a text file there containing the path
       to the actual repository. This file acts as filesystem-agnostic Git
       symbolic link to the repository.

       If this is reinitialization, the repository will be moved to the
       specified path.

       Specify that the Git repository is to be shared amongst several
       users. This allows users belonging to the same group to push into
       that repository. When specified, the config variable
       "core.sharedRepository" is set so that files and directories under
       $GIT_DIR are created with the requested permissions. When not
       specified, Git will use permissions reported by umask(2).

       The option can have the following values, defaulting to group if no
       value is given:

       umask (or false)
           Use permissions reported by umask(2). The default, when
           --shared is not specified.

       group (or true)
           Make the repository group-writable, (and g+sx, since the git
           group may be not the primary group of all users). This is used
           to loosen the permissions of an otherwise safe umask(2) value.
           Note that the umask still applies to the other permission bits
           (e.g. if umask is 0022, using group will not remove read
           privileges from other (non-group) users). See 0xxx for how to
           exactly specify the repository permissions.

       all (or world or everybody)
           Same as group, but make the repository readable by all users.

           0xxx is an octal number and each file will have mode 0xxx.
           0xxx will override users' umask(2) value (and not only loosen
           permissions as group and all does).  0640 will create a
           repository which is group-readable, but not group-writable or
           accessible to others.  0660 will create a repo that is readable
           and writable to the current user and group, but inaccessible to

   By default, the configuration flag receive.denyNonFastForwards is
   enabled in shared repositories, so that you cannot force a non
   fast-forwarding push into it.

   If you provide a directory, the command is run inside it. If this
   directory does not exist, it will be created.


   The template directory contains files and directories that will be
   copied to the $GIT_DIR after it is created.

   The template directory will be one of the following (in order):

   *   the argument given with the --template option;

   *   the contents of the $GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR environment variable;

   *   the init.templateDir configuration variable; or

   *   the default template directory: /usr/share/git-core/templates.

   The default template directory includes some directory structure,
   suggested "exclude patterns" (see gitignore(5)), and sample hook files.

   The sample hooks are all disabled by default, To enable one of the
   sample hooks rename it by removing its .sample suffix.

   See githooks(5) for more general info on hook execution.


   Start a new Git repository for an existing code base

           $ cd /path/to/my/codebase
           $ git init      (1)
           $ git add .     (2)
           $ git commit    (3)

       1. Create a /path/to/my/codebase/.git directory.
       2. Add all existing files to the index.
       3. Record the pristine state as the first commit in the history.


   Part of the git(1) suite

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