How to Clone a Git Repository into a Specific Folder?

In this tutorial I will show you how to clone an existing Git repository.

Step 1: Open Terminal (for Mac and Linux users) or the command prompt (for Windows users).

Step 2: Change the current working directory to the location where you want the cloned directory to be made.

Step 3: Use git clone command to clone the repository.

git clone git@github.com:whatever folder-name

Press Enter. Your local clone will be created. The screenshot below shows OpenCV repository being cloned.

Git Clone of OpenCV

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How to Setup Aliases and Shortcuts for Git Commands
How to create a .gitignore file in Windows

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