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How to Clone a Project From GitHub Using Eclipse?

Last Updated : 27 May, 2024
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Cloning a project from GitHub using Eclipse is a simple process that allows you to seamlessly integrate your development environment with your GitHub repositories. Whether you’re collaborating on a team project or exploring open-source repositories, Eclipse provides a convenient way to clone and work on GitHub projects directly from your IDE. This article will guide you through the step-by-step process of cloning a project from GitHub using Eclipse.

What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. Eclipse is written mostly in Java and its primary use is for developing Java applications, but it may also be used to develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins.

Steps to Clone Project

Step 1: After selecting the project, click on the Green-colored Code button then copy the hyperlink as shown in the image. You can copy the link manually or by just clicking on the Copy icon.

Step 2: Open Eclipse and go to Window > Show views > Other > Git > Git Repositories for making git repositories visible in eclipse as shown in the image.

Step 3: We will after this as shown in the image now select “Clone a Git repository

Step 4: A window will pop up in which you have to paste the GitHub Repository URL and also GitHub UserID and Password and click on the “Next” button.

Step 5: Select “Branch” and click “Next“.

Step 6: Select the Folder directory in which you want to import the repository and click “Finish“.

We have successfully imported the GitHub Repository and can make further changes to it.


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