Commit ccf97bef authored by Andrew Fontaine's avatar Andrew Fontaine

Address Feedback from Docs Team

Clarify `ssh` and `https` cloning, as well as where to find the `url`s
to those repositories.
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## Basic Git commands
### Clone down a repository
### Clone a repository
To start working locally on an existing remote repository,
clone it with `git clone <repository path>`. By cloning a
repository, you'll download a copy of its files in your
local computer, preserving the Git connection with the
remote repository.
You can either clone it via HTTPS or [SSH](../ssh/README.md).
If you chose to clone it via HTTPS, you'll have to enter your
credentials every time you pull and push. With SSH, you enter
your credentials once and can pull and push straight away.
You can find both paths (HTTPS and SSH) by navigating to
your project's landing page and clicking **Clone**. GitLab
will prompt you with both paths, from which you can copy
and paste in your command line.
As an example, consider a repository path:
* `https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce.git`
* `git@gitlab.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-ce.git`
To get started, open a terminal window in the directory
you wish to clone the repository files into, and run one
of the following commands.
Clone via HTTPS:
This is for you to get a copy of the repository from a ongoing project, where REPOSITORY-URL is the url to your git repository. It will be placed in a folder that has the same name as your repository by default.
```bash
git clone REPOSITORY-URL
git clone https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce.git
```
Once your repository is cloned, you can change your working directory to the new folder and use the other commands below.
Clone via SSH:
```bash
git clone git@gitlab.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-ce.git
```
cd REPOSITORY
```
Both commands will download a copy of the files in a
folder named after the project's name.
You can then navigate to the directory and start working
on it locally.
### Go to the master branch to pull the latest changes from there
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