# Github and some help starting out (Linux)

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Hi PF!

I am trying to learn github on Linux. I made a repository online called Leetcode, and added a folder "python" there. I wanted to try adding the directory "cpp" to the repository via the command line, so I thought I did this via the add command. To check and see if it indeed uploaded, I executed git status, and sure enough the file "cpp" does not appear, which makes me think it has been successsfully added to the repo "Leetcode". However, when I check online I do not see the file "cpp". The attached image should help if I've been unclear.

What should I do to ensure these directories are appropriately uploaded? Thanks so much for your help!

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I'm definitely no expert at Github but I do use it all the time. When I want to add code to a repository, I do the following steps:

git status - Check on the state of the existing code changes (not new)
git status - This will now show the files that you've added also
git commit -m "My checkin comment goes here." - Everything is prepped at this point.
git push - This actually pushes your commit to the github repo.

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First, we need better screenshots. If I zoom into that, everything is hazy. Preferably, one window in one screenshot. All of us don't have large monitors.

Assuming you have committed the cpp folder, have you pushed it to remote?

Assuming you have committed the cpp folder, have you pushed it to remote?