To delete your repository on Github:

  • View it in a web browser (say

  • Click on “Settings” (below the Unwatch/Star/Fork buttons on the right)

  • Scroll down to “Danger Zone” and click “Delete this Repository”

  • Confirm the name of the repository

On your local machine, the .git directory/folder within your repository’s directory contains the full git history. If you delete that directory, it will no longer be a git repository but will go back to being a regular project directory. (You could start over by typing git init, adding files with git add, and then git commit.)

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