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It is possible to manage creating, cloning and syncing your repositories using line commands, but a program like GitHub Desktop can make it easier to see specific differences between versions of files (see 3.e below)  and some aren’t comfortable issuing line commands. A specific nice aspect of GitHub Desktop is that you can see your files on multiple repositories including GitHub and github.austin.utexas.edu all together.

  1. Install GitHub Desktop on your computer by going to desktop.github.com, downloading and installing.
  2. When you first launch GitHub Desktop it will look like: