How to add a file

You can create a file in your shell or in GitLab.

To create a file in GitLab, sign in to GitLab.

Select a project on the right side of your screen:

Select a project

It's a good idea to create a branch, but it's not necessary.

Go to the directory where you'd like to add the file and click on the "+" sign next to the name of the project and directory:

Create a file

Name your file (you can't add spaces, so you can use hyphens or underscores). Don't forget to include the markup language you'd like to use :

File name

Add all the information that you'd like to include in your file:

Add information

Add a commit message based on what you just added and then click on "commit changes":

Commit changes


Besides its regular files, every directory needs a or README.html file which works like an index, telling what the directory is about. It's the first document you'll find when you open a directory.