Note that if students are still in the same drectory they used to create their own repository they will see the message:
Cloning into lernanta...
rather than the message you show, which is cloning into an uncontrolled directory.
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Cloning a repository enables us to work locally with files that originate on a remote computer. In this task, we will clone a remote repository from Github (a popular software collaboration community).
The clone command takes the URL to a Git repository as an argument:
git clone git://github.com/p2pu/lernanta.git Initialized empty Git repository in /home/dev/py/lernanta/.git/ remote: Counting objects: 15337, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (4307/4307), done. remote: Total 15337 (delta 10852), reused 14989 (delta 10554) Receiving objects: 100% (15337/15337), 7.00 MiB | 134 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (10852/10852), done.
As you can see, the clone command creates an empty repository and then downloads all 'objects' (files) from the remote repository.