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GitHub: create a new repository and start using it

Problem
You want to create a new GitHub repository and you want to use it right away, i.e. you want to upload some content.

In the past, GitHub showed a detailed step-by-step help for all this, but it got removed :(

Solution
On the main page of GitHub, there is a button called “New repository”. Click on it, fill out the fields and create the repo. Now it’s on GitHub.

The next step is to clone it on your local machine:

git clone git@github.com:username/project.git

Here use the URL that starts with “git@github.com”! Not the one with “https://“. Once I cloned the “https://” and then it kept asking my username and password at each commit :(

Now you can perform your local changes. When ready, upload the changes to github:

git push origin master

More info here.

Update (20131216)
If you need to upload your SSH key, follow this guide.

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