git init [-q | --quiet] [--bare] [--template=<template_directory>] [--separate-git-dir <git dir>] [--shared[=<permissions>]] [directory]
Only print error and warning messages; all other output will be suppressed.--bare
Create a bare repository. If GIT_DIR environment is not set, it is set to the current working directory.--template=<template_directory>
Specify the directory from which templates will be used. (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section below.)--separate-git-dir=<git dir>
Instead of initializing the repository as a directory to either $GIT_DIR or ./.git/, create a text file there containing the path to the actual repository. This file acts as filesystem-agnostic Git symbolic link to the repository.If this is reinitialization, the repository will be moved to the specified path.--shared[=(false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody|0xxx)]
Specify that the Git repository is to be shared amongst several users. This allows users belonging to the same group to push into that repository. When specified, the config variable "core.sharedRepository" is set so that files and directories under $GIT_DIR are created with the requested permissions. When not specified, Git will use permissions reported by umask(2).The option can have the following values, defaulting to group if no value is given: umask (or false)
Use permissions reported by umask(2). The default, when --shared is not specified.group (or true)
Make the repository group-writable, (and g+sx, since the git group may be not the primary group of all users). This is used to loosen the permissions of an otherwise safe umask(2) value. Note that the umask still applies to the other permission bits (e.g. if umask is 0022, using group will not remove read privileges from other (non-group) users). See 0xxx for how to exactly specify the repository permissions.all (or world or everybody)
Same as group, but make the repository readable by all users.0xxx
0xxx is an octal number and each file will have mode 0xxx. 0xxx will override users' umask(2) value (and not only loosen permissions as group and all does). 0640 will create a repository which is group-readable, but not group-writable or accessible to others. 0660 will create a repo that is readable and writable to the current user and group, but inaccessible to others.
•the argument given with the --template option;
•the contents of the $GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR environment variable;
•the init.templateDir configuration variable; or
•the default template directory: /usr/share/git-core/templates.
$ cd /path/to/my/codebase $ git init (1) $ git add . (2) $ git commit (3)