I found & forked a GitHub project that I want to use (has both front and back end aspects), and git cloned the project to my local machine.
When I went to access the
.env.example file on my local machine (so I could add in credentials), it wasn’t there. All the files that start with a dot
.nameOfFile simply don’t get brought down to my local machine (see list below).
Can someone please explain to me why this is happening?
How do I get those files onto my local machine, so I can make an
.env file (along with using
.gitignore)? I want to securely add in my credentials on my local machine (combined with using the dotenv package) so my private credentials do not get pushed to my public GitHub repository, but the thing will still work.
Thanks for the help in advance!