Hi all, I have a (probably very noob-ish) Git workflow question. My Google-Fu is failing me today and I can’t find a simple answer to what I thought would be a simple and common action.
My situation is this: I originally did the fCC “Random Quote Generator” project using vanilla JS. Now that I’m learning React, I’d like to recreate the entire project in React, while leaving my original version untouched. This seems like it ought to be easy, right?
But when I go to my GitHub repo for the original project and click “Fork”, it won’t let me fork it:
So instead I made a new folder on my computer called “react-quote-generator”, copied the “clone” link to the original repo, and git-cloned it into the new folder. That worked fine, but now I’m wondering how to create a second repo on GitHub that contains all the code from my old version, as a kind of jumping-off point from which to start the new one. I’m hesitant to just mess around on my own, because I don’t want to accidentally overwrite the original project.
Thanks so much in advance for any help!