sreya sreya - 2 months ago 16x
Java Question

How Do I Upload Eclipse Projects to GitHub?

I have code in Eclipse that I'd like to upload to GitHub but so far I can't figure out how. It says "create a repository" but that looks more like a folder that holds your projects and I'm not sure how to upload my code to it. Apologies for the seemingly dumb question. Also, how does one delete repositories? Didn't see a way to do that either.


While the EGit plugin for Eclipse is a good option, an even better one would be to learn to use git bash -- i.e., git from the command line. It isn't terribly difficult to learn the very basics of git, and it is often very benefitial to understand some basic operations before relying on a GUI to do it for you. But to answer your question:

First things first, download git from Then go to and create an account and repository.

On your machine, first you will need to navigate to the project folder using git bash. When you get there you do:

git init

which initiates a new git repository in that directory.

When you've done that, you need to register that new repo with a remote (where you'll upload -- push -- your files to), which in this case will be github. You'll get the correct URL from your repo on GitHub.

$ git remote add origin[username]/[reponame].git

You need to add you existing files to your local commit:

git add .   # this adds all the files

Then you need to make an initial commit, so you do:

git commit -a -m "Initial commit" # this stages your files locally for commit. 
                                  # they haven't actually been pushed yet

Now you've created a commit in your local repo, but not in the remote one. To put it on the remote, you do the second line you posted:

git push -u origin --all