How to Fork and Clone a Repository
04 January, 2021
On some occasions, you may be asked to first fork, and then clone a repository that I have created.
How to Fork a Repository
To fork a repository, visit it on GitHub.
The repository address will have been provided to you.
Here I have a repository with files that help students learn to program in Swift.
To fork a repository, press the Fork button in the top-righthand corner of the page.
After a few seconds, you will have your own copy of the repository.
To verify that the copy process was successful, check that your own GitHub account is listed in the top-lefthand corner.
How to Clone a Repository
Now, to clone the repository, just click the green Code button, then Open with Xcode.
NOTE: If you don't see the Open with Xcode option, be sure that you have logged into GitHub, and, that you have followed these instructions to create a personal access token for Xcode.
You may need to give your browser permission to open Xcode.
Choose the location on your computer where you wish to save a local copy of the repository.
After a few seconds, the repository you cloned should open in Xcode.
You're now all set to begin coding!
Remember to commit and push your work often. ☺️