I had to introduce Visual Studio Code and the built-in Git client to few teammates. They did not have any Microsoft tools and Git experience so I decided to create quick guide on how to download remote Git project repository with VS Code.
Here is how to clone remote Git repository with Visual Studio Code into a local folderOpen Visual Studio Code Go to Top Menu -> Files -> Open Folder Select the folder you would like to download the cloned project Go to Top Menu -> View -> Integrated Terminal Execute 'git clone' command with the path to the repository you would like to clone in the integrated terminal. Example:
If it requires credentials to login then the integrated terminal will ask for username and password. Here is the complete output:
git clone https://bitbucket.org/velingeorgiev/rouge
The cloned files are already available into the local folder. Cheers, Velin
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