Previously I have explored how would be the common way of
pushing (uploading) changes to your repository. However in many instances we require to test our code in Linux/Unix platforms. Usually once I finish testing my code in Linux I will have to drag and drop to my changed files to my current Windows repo folder and then push the changes. I have been doing this because pushing code directly from linux becomes a little annoying because I had to type my username and password every single time I push changes.
If you want to avoid this from the very beginning, you will have to clone your repository using ssh. By default whenever you clone a repository it is done through https, and, if later you want to use ssh you will require change the remote url utilized for syncronizing your repository.
- Check if you have cloned your repository as https
cd repository_folder git remote -v
- If your found out that your repo contains https as above you will have to run the following code:
git remote set-url origin firstname.lastname@example.org:/username/repository_name.git
to change it to ssh. Personally, I cloned all my repos using ssh so I will have to go through the small coding step before I can use ssh to push changes.
I’ve found a nice video on how to incorporate ssh keys to our github repository once we have previously cloned our repo using https.