When you first start on a new web project amongst a group of people someone is likely to create a github project. Rather than then all individually creating a new project on your machine you can do the following…
1) Browse to your sites folder in Terminal. We’ll create a new folder for this new project in the next step.
2) use the command
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:whatever folder-name to not only clone the existing github repo, but also to create the folder you want it in
cd folder-name to navigate to that folder
git add remote remote-name email@example.com:whatever to add a new remote
And you’re done.
As an added option, if you have already created the folder you would like then you can replace 2) above with navigating to that folder, then…
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:whatever . note the . character to define ‘current folder’