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Github Setup

By Amr

Base setup

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Base setup


  • Master Setup
  • VSCode

Confirm that you have a package manager installed by running the following command:

Mac OS

brew -v


winget -v

Install Github CLI

The Github CLI is a command line interface for the Github API. It is used to create and manage repositories. It is also used to create and manage issues and pull requests.


brew install gh


winget install git.git
winget install GitHub.cli

Confirm that you have installed the Github Command Line Interface by running the following command:

gh --version

Login to gh cli

Before you can begin using the CLI, you need to first log in to your account by running the following command:

gh auth login

In order for Github to recognize your user ID when committing to your repository, you need to add a no-reply email id to git.

Replace <username> with your github user id.

git config --global user.email "<username>@users.noreply.github.com"

Fork Github Repository

Now you can fork the repository from Github and start working on it.

The following command will create a new directory in your home folder (enter echo $HOME in the terminal to find it) and then clone the repository into that new directory. The last command gh repo fork bamr87/it-journey is all you really need to get started.

# Navigate to your home directory, create a github folder, and fork the github repo
cd ~
mkdir github
cd github
gh repo fork bamr87/it-journey

Add Submodules

git submodule add https://github.com/bamr87/winget-packages.git winget

# if the submodule is empty, run the following command to initialize it

git submodule update --init