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Getting started
Set up Git
At the heart of GitHub is an open source version control system (VCS) called Git. Git is responsible for everything GitHub-related that happens locally on your computer.
Connecting to GitHub with SSH
You can connect to GitHub using SSH.
Creating a repository on GitHub
After you create your repository on GitHub, you can customize its settings and content.
Basic writing and formatting syntax
Create sophisticated formatting for your prose and code on GitHub with simple syntax.
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About pull requests
Pull requests let you tell others about changes you've pushed to a branch in a repository on GitHub. Once a pull request is opened, you can discuss and review the potential changes with collaborators and add follow-up commits before your changes are merged into the base branch.
Authentication
Keep your account and data secure with features like two-factor authentication, SSH, and commit signature verification.
Adding an existing project to GitHub using the command line
Putting your existing work on GitHub can let you share and collaborate in lots of great ways.
Managing remote repositories
Learn to work with your local repositories on your computer and remote repositories hosted on GitHub.
GitHub Pages
You can create a website directly from a GitHub repository.
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