How to Delete a Git Repository Locally
When you use the
git init command, it will initialize a brand new Git repository in the same folder that the command was run in.
It will initialize in a folder called
.git in the root directory, and it will contain all the information about the repository.
In this post, we'll learn how you can effectively undo this, and delete the repository locally.
Removing a repository locally
You can remove a Git repository created locally by
git init by simply removing the resulting
When this folder is removed, it will no longer be a valid Git repository, as that is what Git uses to identify a repository.
You can simply use your operating system's file manager to remove the
.git folder by right-clicking on it and selecting
If you're on Windows, you can use the following command to remove the
If you're running macOS, you can use the following command to remove the
rm -rf .git
If you're on Linux, you can use the following command to remove the
rm -rf .git
Regardless of your operating system, once the folder is gone, the repository will no longer be a valid Git repository.
In this post, we learned how to remove a Git repository locally, effectively reversing what
git init does.
Simply get rid of the resulting
.git folder, and the repository will no longer exist on your computer.
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