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GIT-INIT(1)			  Git Manual			   GIT-INIT(1)

NAME
       git-init	- Create an empty Git repository or reinitialize an existing
       one

SYNOPSIS
       git init	[-q | --quiet] [--bare]	[--template=<template_directory>]
		 [--separate-git-dir <git dir>]
		 [--shared[=<permissions>]] [directory]

DESCRIPTION
       This command creates an empty Git repository - basically	a .git
       directory with subdirectories for objects, refs/heads, refs/tags, and
       template	files. An initial HEAD file that references the	HEAD of	the
       master branch is	also created.

       If the $GIT_DIR environment variable is set then	it specifies a path to
       use instead of ./.git for the base of the repository.

       If the object storage directory is specified via	the
       $GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY environment variable then the sha1	directories
       are created underneath -	otherwise the default $GIT_DIR/objects
       directory is used.

       Running git init	in an existing repository is safe. It will not
       overwrite things	that are already there.	The primary reason for
       rerunning git init is to	pick up	newly added templates (or to move the
       repository to another place if --separate-git-dir is given).

OPTIONS
       -q, --quiet
	   Only	print error and	warning	messages; all other output will	be
	   suppressed.

       --bare
	   Create a bare repository. If	GIT_DIR	environment is not set,	it is
	   set to the current working directory.

       --template=<template_directory>
	   Specify the directory from which templates will be used. (See the
	   "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY"	section	below.)

       --separate-git-dir=<git dir>
	   Instead of initializing the repository as a directory to either
	   $GIT_DIR or ./.git/,	create a text file there containing the	path
	   to the actual repository. This file acts as filesystem-agnostic Git
	   symbolic link to the	repository.

	   If this is reinitialization,	the repository will be moved to	the
	   specified path.

       --shared[=(false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody|0xxx)]
	   Specify that	the Git	repository is to be shared amongst several
	   users. This allows users belonging to the same group	to push	into
	   that	repository. When specified, the	config variable
	   "core.sharedRepository" is set so that files	and directories	under
	   $GIT_DIR are	created	with the requested permissions.	When not
	   specified, Git will use permissions reported	by umask(2).

	   The option can have the following values, defaulting	to group if no
	   value is given:

	   umask (or false)
	       Use permissions reported	by umask(2). The default, when
	       --shared	is not specified.

	   group (or true)
	       Make the	repository group-writable, (and	g+sx, since the	git
	       group may be not	the primary group of all users). This is used
	       to loosen the permissions of an otherwise safe umask(2) value.
	       Note that the umask still applies to the	other permission bits
	       (e.g. if	umask is 0022, using group will	not remove read
	       privileges from other (non-group) users). See 0xxx for how to
	       exactly specify the repository permissions.

	   all (or world or everybody)
	       Same as group, but make the repository readable by all users.

	   0xxx
	       0xxx is an octal	number and each	file will have mode 0xxx.
	       0xxx will override users' umask(2) value	(and not only loosen
	       permissions as group and	all does).  0640 will create a
	       repository which	is group-readable, but not group-writable or
	       accessible to others.  0660 will	create a repo that is readable
	       and writable to the current user	and group, but inaccessible to
	       others.

       By default, the configuration flag receive.denyNonFastForwards is
       enabled in shared repositories, so that you cannot force	a non
       fast-forwarding push into it.

       If you provide a	directory, the command is run inside it. If this
       directory does not exist, it will be created.

TEMPLATE DIRECTORY
       Files and directories in	the template directory whose name do not start
       with a dot will be copied to the	$GIT_DIR after it is created.

       The template directory will be one of the following (in order):

       o   the argument	given with the --template option;

       o   the contents	of the $GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR environment variable;

       o   the init.templateDir	configuration variable;	or

       o   the default template	directory: /usr/share/git-core/templates.

       The default template directory includes some directory structure,
       suggested "exclude patterns" (see gitignore(5)),	and sample hook	files.

       The sample hooks	are all	disabled by default, To	enable one of the
       sample hooks rename it by removing its .sample suffix.

       See githooks(5) for more	general	info on	hook execution.

EXAMPLES
       Start a new Git repository for an existing code base

	       $ cd /path/to/my/codebase
	       $ git init      (1)
	       $ git add .     (2)
	       $ git commit    (3)

	   1. Create a /path/to/my/codebase/.git directory.
	   2. Add all existing files to	the index.
	   3. Record the pristine state	as the first commit in the history.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.13.2			  06/24/2017			   GIT-INIT(1)

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