How to Change Folder Name during Git Clone of Repo
Git is a powerful and popular tool for version control and collaboration, with many commands and features.
One command you will almost certainly use is
git clone, which is used to clone a repository into your local machine.
git clone will clone the repository into the current working directory, and use the repository's name as the folder name.
However, this is not always desirable. In this post, we'll learn how to change the folder name of the cloned repository.
Changing the Folder Name
As mentioned before, if you
git clone a repository into the current working directory, the folder name will be the repository's name.
For example, if you clone the Express project, the folder name will be
git clone https://github.com/expressjs/express.git
To change the folder name, you can optionally pass in another argument to the command, this time the folder name, you'd like to use:
git clone https://github.com/expressjs/express.git server
Then you can just change directories to the folder name you specified:
In general, this is the syntax for changing the folder name:
git clone [repository] [folder name]
In this post, we learned the shortcut to changing the folder name that a repository is cloned into.
This is useful as it removes the additional step of renaming the folder to the one you want.
Hopefully, this saves you a bit of time when you're cloning a repository!
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