Getting Started

Starting out with yadm should be just a few easy steps.

If you don’t currently have a repository

Start out with an empty local repository

yadm init
yadm add <important file>
yadm commit

Eventually you will want to push the local repo to a remote.

yadm remote add origin <url>
yadm push -u origin <local branch>:<remote branch>

The default branch used is dependent upon your version of Git, your remote repository, and your configurations.

If you have an existing remote repository

Clone your existing repo using yadm.

yadm clone <url>
yadm status

The clone command will attempt to check out all files that exist in the repository. If a file already exists locally and has content that differs from the one in the repository, the local file will be left unmodified and you’ll have to review and resolve the differences.

That’s all it takes to start. Now most Git commands can be used as yadm <git command>. Read about common commands for ideas.