terry@dixie$ cd ~/proj;git init STAMAN; cd STAMAN; touch README Initialized empty Git repository in /home/terry/proj/STAMAN/.git/ terry@dixie$ ls README terry@dixie$ git add README terry@dixie$ git commit -m 'first commit' [master (root-commit) f012d8e] first commit 0 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 README terry@dixie$ git remote add origin path spec to the repo terry@dixie$ git push origin master Counting objects: 3, done. Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 222 bytes, done. Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) To path spec to the repo * [new branch] master -> master terry@dixie$
In essence, create a new git repo in ~/proj/STAMAN, add a blank readme file and push it to the mirror. Simple.
If you're not using version control, you're brain damaged. It's that simple.
I recommend Git and Mercurial, because I consider CVS, Subversion, and increasingly Bazaar as well, to be flawed models of doing version control. Git is what I use the most, so obviously I'm using it here :-P.
Much to tired to go into the sanity that is using version control, and using it rightly. Learn how to Google.