Tag Archives: Git

How to open a project from Git repository in MS Visual Studio 2013

Below I provided the key steps for opening a project in MS Visual Studio 2013 from a Git repository.

First, go to TOOLS->Options->Source Control and select Microsoft Git Provider:

Microsoft Git Provider


Installing Git on Ubuntu 12.04 and enabling HTTP access with Nginx

Git is a good alternative for developers who need a version control supported on both Windows and Linux platforms. Below I provided basic steps for installing Git on Ubuntu 12.04 and enabling HTTP access to the repositories with Nginx web server.

Installing required packages

First, we need to install Nginx and Git packages:

apt-get install nginx git

by default Nginx processes will run as www-data, (check “user” keyword in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf configuration file). Git installation has not created any user yet.


Basic Git commands

Git installs as a normal package on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install git

Configuring Git user is an optional step:

git config --global user.email "you@example.com"
git config --global user.name "Your Name"

Type the following command to create an empty repository wherever your code is:

cd ~
git init