Cloning, editing, committing, pushing and pulling can be performed using Git directly from the command line, by using a Git client, or via the web interface. The former option is shown below. The latter option is detailed in the section Clone & Commit via Web.
The user in these examples is
knut the polar bear, and its repository is
examples. The repository was created via the Codeberg website, including a
Cloning refers to the process of creating an identical copy of an online repository to your local machine.
Clone with the Git command
clone followed by the repo URL.
~$ git clone https://codeberg.org/knut/examples.git Cloning into 'examples'... remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done. remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), 214 bytes | 1024 bytes/s, done.
Before you are able to access Git repositories via SSH, you need to add an SSH key to your account.
Warning: Before connecting to Codeberg via SSH, please make sure that you have verified Codeberg's SSH fingerprint!
If you have set up a passphrase, you will be asked for it.
~$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:knut/examples.git Enter passphrase for key '/home/knut/.ssh/id_rsa': **** Cloning into 'examples'... remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done. remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
Modify an existing file:
~$ cd examples ~/examples$ nano README.md
For illustrative purposes, we will use the
nano text editor in this tutorial. You can still use your own text editor if you wish to.
A commit is a record of the changes to the repository. This is like a snapshot of your edits. A commit requires a commit message. For the example below, the message is "test". Keep in mind that "test" is not a very informative message, though. In the real world, make sure your commit message is informative, for you, your collaborators and anyone who might be interested in your work. Advice on how to write a good commit message can be found on countless websites and blogs.
Add a commit:
~/examples$ git commit -am 'test' [main 10074d7] test 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Here's an explanation of the command flags used here:
-a: automatically stages modified and deleted files for commits.
-m: commit message
The last step is to synchronize (push) the commit from the local repository to the remote one on Codeberg.
If you are using HTTPS, you will be asked for your Codeberg username and password. If you want to avoid entering your password every time, consider using SSH instead.
~/examples$ git push Username for 'https://codeberg.org': knut Password for 'https://email@example.com': Counting objects: 3, done. Delta compression using up to 4 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done. Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 266 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 3 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0) To https://codeberg.org/knut/examples.git 662e04e..10074d7 main -> main
Pulling synchronizes the modifications (commit) from the remote repository on Codeberg to the local one. Pulling is important when you're working on different computers, to make sure that all computers are on the same page. It's even more important when you have collaborators on a project; they may change the files as well, so you need to pull these modifications before you start working. Because of this, it is recommended to pull before pushing.
berg for other actions
Gitea / Forgejo CLI
This project is maintained by the Gitea project.
The codeberg-cli project, aka.
berg, is a CLI client that is tailored for Codeberg. The main difference compared to
- extra features:
bergprovides some features that
teadoesn't implement, like editing issues or pull requests
- active development: the
bergrepository is actively developed and maintained by a few community members
- modern UI:
bergoffers an interactive and modern looking user experience
If you're interested, check out the codeberg-cli wiki, which contains just about everything you need to know about it.