Calm Storm Calm Storm - 16 days ago 8
Git Question

Fastest way to download a GitHub project

I need to download the source code of the project Spring data graph example into my box. It has public read-only access. Is there is an extremely fast way of downloading this code?

I have no idea of working on GitHub/committing code and most tutorials out there on the web seems to assume that "I would want to setup a project in GitHub" and inundate me with 15-20 step processes. To me, if a source repository is available for the public, it should take less than 10 seconds to have that code in my filesystem.

Tutorials that provide me with 15-20 step processes:



I need something very very very simple. Just pull the source code, and I am more interested in seeing the source code and not learn GitHub.

Are there any fast pointers/tutorials? (I have a GitHub account.)

Answer

When you are on a project page, you can press the 'Download ZIP' button which is located under the "Clone or Download" drop down:

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This allows you to download the most recent version of the code as a zip archive.