Using git fir the first time in a long time

I have just started using git.
I have created a repository.
Then, as I was instructed, I made a “git clone” command which consisted of “git clone” followed by a path.
I expected this to get the contents of the path and put it into my repository – meaning the directory I made. This did not happen. What do I do?

Did you get an error message? I’m wondering whether git would have a freak out if you tried to clone something to a folder that wasn’t empty. When you create a repo with git init there will be a hidden git folder created in it. Try cloning a repository into a new empty folder. See if that works.