Bitbucket/Get Started

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To get started with Bitbucket, you will need to create a user account and then create a repository. In this lesson you will also use the web interface to create a README, add files and folders to the repository, and then delete files and delete the repository.

Create a User Account[edit]

  1. Review Atlassian: Sign up for Bitbucket Cloud.
  2. Review YouTube: Introduction to Bitbucket.
  3. Visit Bitbucket: Create your account.
  4. Enter your email address, full name, and password.
  5. Confirm your email address.
  6. Select a username for your profile. Your username will be used to identify your repositories. For example, a username of wikiversity would have URLs similar to https://bitbucket.org/wikiversity/repository_name.

Create a Repository[edit]

  1. Review Atlassian: Create and Clone a Repository.
  2. Visit Bitbucket: Account Signin and log into Bitbucket.
  3. Select Repositories / Create repository.
  4. Enter Test for the repository name.
  5. Select the option to make it a private repository.
  6. Select Git as the repository type.
  7. Create the repository.

Create a README[edit]

  1. Review Atlassian: Display README Text on the Overview.
  2. Create a README for the new repository. The README may contain anything you like. Because it is a private repository, only you and users you invite will be able to see this repository.
  3. Commit the change to create the README file.
  4. Observe the new front page for your repository.
  5. If desired, edit the README and commit additional changes now that you are able to see how the README will appear.

Create a File[edit]

Bitbucket repositories are typically managed using the git command line or a git utility. But it is also possible to edit content directly using the Bitbucket website.

  1. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Source.
  2. On the right, select New file or ... and New file.
  3. Enter test.txt for the filename.
  4. Enter anything you wish for the file content.
  5. Commit the change.

Edit a File[edit]

  1. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Source.
  2. On the right, select test.txt.
  3. Select Edit.
  4. Change the file content to anything you wish, but something different so you can see the change.
  5. Select View diff to see the change.
  6. Commit the change.

Create a Folder and File[edit]

  1. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Source.
  2. On the right, select New file or ... and New file.
  3. Enter My Folder/My File.txt for the filename.
  4. Enter anything you wish for the file content.
  5. Commit the change.

Delete a Folder and File[edit]

  1. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Source.
  2. On the right, select My Folder.
  3. Select My File.txt to view the file.
  4. On the right, select the down arrow beside Edit and select Delete.
  5. Commit the change.
  6. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Source.
  7. Observe that an empty folder is automatically removed from a git repository.

Delete a Repository[edit]

  1. In your Bitbucket repository on the left, select Settings.
  2. Observe the repository options available.
  3. At the bottom of the page, select Delete repository.
  4. Delete your Test repository.

Use Bitbucket[edit]

You are now ready to use Bitbucket and create your own repository.

See Also[edit]