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# Checking out a local copy of your code¶

To begin developing your Cloud Platform application, make a local copy of the application code by checking it out from its Cloud Platform code repository. Start in the location on your local computer where you want to create your repository.

Use the following Git command to clone the entire repository to your local directory:

git clone [code_repository]


where [code_repository] is the URL of the Cloud Platform code repository.

You can obtain the repository URL from either the Cloud Platform Environments page, or by using the following method to obtain the information from the Git information panel: