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2. Project management

The first thing that I need to do to start this journey is create my own website. I have a little experience programming so I decided to go further and investigate how to create a fully new website. However, due to the short time, I had to reconsider my plan and enhance my web page during the course.

Setting up Gitlab and getting an SSH Key

First, I downloaded the Git bash from the official web page (this is the link). Just leave everything by default and you will have it. This is a screenshoot after all the process:

Then, we have to create our SSH-key that allows us to configure our computer (our repository) with the Gitlab. First, I had to configure my user name with the following command:

git config –-global user.name “YOUR_USERNAME”

Do not forget that your user name is the one that you typed when you signed up your Gitlab account and press enter.
Now, I used the following command:

git config –-global user.email “YOUR_EMAIL”

Remember in both commamnds Git bash does not give us any response.

Afterwards, it is important to check if we have the SSH Key, so run the next command:

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

If you see something like that it means you already have a key:

We have to generate our SSH Key using the following command:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “your_email”

press enter and we need to see our “Key’s randomart image”. Then, run the following command:

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

and the long string is our key.

Finally, we must copy this string to our Git lab account. You must go to your account and right-click on edit profile :

On the left, enter to the option the ssh-keys.

Finally, copy the long string there and complete all the information.

When all the information was checked you can see this information:

And that’s it!

How to clone the online repository

To clone the online repository in the local folder (computer or PC) where are going to save your assignments you must to Git Bash and once there you use the following command:

git clone YOUR_GIT_URL

You can see a screenshot like this:

Now, we can work in our locar repository.

Working with Gitlab

On Gitlab, we have to keep in mind these following commamnds:

- git status (to check what is happening in your branch) - git pull (to upload the local repository to the last version of the online repository) - git add (to add all the new files) - git commit (to confirm the changes) - git push (to update all the changes to the online repository)

At the end, I realized that there are 3 principles commands that I am going to use to upload my work which are “add”, “commit” and “push”.


Last update: April 18, 2022