Git can be used easily with Android Studio. (We will not discuss in detail about the git commands in this tutorial. Please check Git Tutorial 1 and Git Tutorial 2 if you find any problem) . So,in this tutorial, we will learn how to create , commit and push a new project to github and pull an existing project from github using Android Studio.
1.Check git is installed or not on your System :
a) Open Android Studio and create a new Sample Project.
b) Click on File->Settings -> Versioin Control-> Git
c) Click on “Test” near “Path to Git Executable”
if “Git Executed successfully” message is displayed it means that git is already installed on your system.
Step 1 : “git init”
VCS -> “Enable Version Control Integration” -> and select “Git” from the dropdown list as shown above
Step 2 : “Git remote add origin”
For this step , we should use “git bash” or if you have installed git integrating with command prompt , we can use it from Android studio terminal.
a) Using android studio terminal :
Step 3 : “git add”
VCS -> git -> Add
(Note that you should select your project before clicking “Add” like below )
Everything added newly to git will be marked with green.
Step 4 :
If you add any new files in future, Android studio will ask to add these files to git or not as :
Step 5 : “git commit”
Click on VCS-> “Commit Changes”
write one commit message and click on Commit . Now all files will be back to its normal color.
If you make any new changes to an already committed file, its color will be turned to blue.
i.e. Red – File is not added to git
Green – File is added but not committed yet
Blue – New changes is added to a file that is committed to git already
Step 6: “git push”
VCS -> Git -> push
this will push your changes to git server repository.
Step 7: To clone a project :
VCS ->Checkout from version control -> click github or git and paste your git url of the repository that you want to checkout 🙂 . Android studio will sync automatically if any dependency need to be resolved.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install git on windows and how to link one repository with GitHub . For other operating Systems, installation process will be different but commands will be same.We are Read more…