First things first¶
This section will cover how I set up the GitLab repository used for this project’s documentation, which was actually our first assignment in the fundamentals course.¶
Having installed GitForWindows, I launched the bash version of the software and navigated to my local Desktop directory via
There I used the
git clone [link] command in order to make a local copy of the previously initiated online GitLab repository named “digital fabrication fundamentals”, which provided me with a local copy to work with and push to the remote repository using the
git commit and
git push functions respectively.
After ensuring that everything was up to snuff using the
git status command, I grabbed the master template graciously provided to us for creating our very own project documentation with the help of mkdocs, made several small changes and began banging out the very file that would become this page using markdownpad.
git add * followed by
git commit in git bash to index all the newly created, moved, deleted, or changed files I ran
git push in order to publish said changes to the remote GitLab repository, which automatically started the pipeline for generating a web page from the provided materials.
After moving some things around to ensure this documentation wound up in its proper place in the site’s Assignments tab and cleaning up a bit along the way, I was all set-up and ready to start my very own Digital Fabrication Journey!