Remove a file from a Git repository without deleting it from the local filesystem
git rm --cached <fileName>
git rm --cached -r <dirName>
git commit -m "Removed folder from repository"
git push origin master
How do I update a GitHub forked repository?
# Add the remote, call it "upstream":
git remote add upstream https://github.com/whoever/whatever.git
# Fetch all the branches of that remote into remote-tracking branches,
# such as upstream/master:
git fetch upstream
# Make sure that you're on your master branch:
git checkout master
# Rewrite your master branch so that any commits of yours that
# aren't already in upstream/master are replayed on top of that
# other branch:
git rebase upstream/master
Push existing project into Github
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"
git remote add origin <project url>
git push -f origin master