[git] Git fatal: protocol 'https' is not supported

I am going through Github's forking guide: https://guides.github.com/activities/forking/ and I am trying to clone the repository onto my computer. However, running the command:

$ git clone https://github.com/./Spoon-Knife.git
Cloning into 'Spoon-Knife'...
fatal: protocol 'https' is not supported

Also tried with SSH:

$ git clone [email protected]:./Spoon-Knife.git
Cloning into 'Spoon-Knife'...
Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '.' to the list of known hosts.
[email protected]: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

Do I need to change some configuration setting on my computer or is this a problem with GitHub?

Edit: I have replaced my username and IP address with "."

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The answer is


Edit: This particular users problem was solved by starting a new terminal session.

A ? before the protocol (https) is not support. You want this:

git clone [email protected]:octocat/Spoon-Knife.git

or this:

git clone https://github.com/octocat/Spoon-Knife.git

Selecting the location to clone


Use http instead of https; it will give warning message and redirect to https, get cloned without any issues.

$ git clone http://github.com/karthikeyana/currency-note-classifier-counter.git
Cloning into 'currency-note-classifier-counter'...
warning: redirecting to https://github.com/karthikeyana/currency-note-classifier-counter.git
remote: Enumerating objects: 533, done.
remote: Total 533 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 533
Receiving objects: 100% (533/533), 608.96 KiB | 29.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (295/295), done.

You tried this:

clt + V

Just right click and click on paste

Hope this will work


I have tried a lot of ways to solve this. But I am failed again and again. Then I did this:

Open Git Bash > go to your directory > paste the git clone https://[email protected]/*******.git after that a command prompt will be shown to give the login credentials. Give the credentials and clone your project.


You might be using a windows or linux computer where you have not logged into git hub so the certificate is not verified. From the sytem where you are getting error login to github with the credential then try to use the command it will work . Good Luck


I had the same problem, all I did was to restart the command line and then navigate to the document folder rather than the user folder using the command '' cd documents '' . That should be all thats needed. Also ensure that the link is correct.


Just use double quotes with URL, like: git clone "https://yourRepoUrl"

(It somehow sees that you are using 2 quote marks on start, don't know why).

I was getting the same error => fatal: protocol ''https' is not supported (you can see 2 quote marks on https).


Copy in plain notepad (git clone https://github.com/./Spoon-Knife.git) and paste it in cmd. now it will work.


This issue persisted even after the fix from most upvoted answer.

More specific, I pasted in the link without "Ctrl + v", but it still gave fatal: protocol 'https' is not supported.

But if you copy that message in Windows or in Google search bar you will that the actual message is fatal: protocol '##https' is not supported, where '#' stands for this character. As you can see, those 2 characters have not been removed.

I was working on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2019.2.3 and the following fix refers to this tool, but the answer is that those 2 characters are still there and need to be removed from the link.

IntelliJ fix

Go to top bar, select VCS -> Git -> Remotes... and click.

Now it will open something link this

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You can see those 2 unrecognised characters. We have to remove them. Either click edit icon and delete those 2 characters or you can delete the link and add a new one.

Make sure you have ".git" folder in your project folder.

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And now it should like this. Click "Ok" and now you can push files to your git repository.

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Just add this git config --global http.sslVerify false , so that it doesn't check the certificate and it should work just fine


There is something fishy going on. Probably a github bug that is not consistent (A/B testing?)

I am on windows10, using firefox. I have just copied a checkout URL and got an extra character. But only the first time. A second time it wasn't there. I had to look at my history file to see it!

here is my history:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/amzeratul/halley-template
git clone --recursive http://github.com/amzeratul/halley-template
git clone --recursive github.com/amzeratul/halley-template
git clone --recursive https://github.com/amzeratul/halley-template

the history command doesn't show the extra char. Just like it wasn't rendered when i was copy-pasting it into the terminal. You can see how i tried to remove the 's' and then the entire protocol? I was only triggered to investigate further when the backspace key moved one less character than i was expecting!

I saved my shell history file onto a machine with an hex editor and:

00000000  xx xx xx xx xx xx xx 0a  67 69 74 20 63 6c 6f 6e  |xxxxxxx.git clon|
00000010  65 20 2d 2d 72 65 63 75  72 73 69 76 65 20 c2 96  |e --recursive ..|
00000020  68 74 74 70 73 3a 2f 2f  67 69 74 68 75 62 2e 63  |https://github.c|
00000030  6f 6d 2f 61 6d 7a 65 72  61 74 75 6c 2f 68 61 6c  |om/amzeratul/hal|
00000040  6c 65 79 2d 74 65 6d 70  6c 61 74 65 0a 67 69 74  |ley-template.git|
00000050  20 2d 2d 68 65 6c 70 0a  67 69 74 20 75 70 64 61  | --help.git upda|
00000060  74 65 2d 67 69 74 2d 66  6f 72 2d 77 69 6e 64 6f  |te-git-for-windo|
00000070  77 73 0a 67 69 74 20 63  6c 6f 6e 65 20 2d 2d 72  |ws.git clone --r|
00000080  65 63 75 72 73 69 76 65  20 c2 96 68 74 74 70 73  |ecursive ..https|
00000090  3a 2f 2f 67 69 74 68 75  62 2e 63 6f 6d 2f 61 6d  |://github.com/am|
000000a0  7a 65 72 61 74 75 6c 2f  68 61 6c 6c 65 79 2d 74  |zeratul/halley-t|
000000b0  65 6d 70 6c 61 74 65 0a  63 75 72 6c 20 2d 2d 76  |emplate.curl --v|
000000c0  65 72 73 69 6f 6e 0a 63  64 20 63 6f 64 65 0a 67  |ersion.cd code.g|
000000d0  69 74 20 63 6c 6f 6e 65  20 2d 2d 72 65 63 75 72  |it clone --recur|
000000e0  73 69 76 65 20 c2 96 68  74 74 70 73 3a 2f 2f 67  |sive ..https://g|
000000f0  69 74 68 75 62 2e 63 6f  6d 2f 61 6d 7a 65 72 61  |ithub.com/amzera|
00000100  74 75 6c 2f 68 61 6c 6c  65 79 2d 74 65 6d 70 6c  |tul/halley-templ|
00000110  61 74 65 0a 67 69 74 20  63 6c 6f 6e 65 20 2d 2d  |ate.git clone --|
00000120  72 65 63 75 72 73 69 76  65 20 c2 96 68 74 74 70  |recursive ..http|
00000130  3a 2f 2f 67 69 74 68 75  62 2e 63 6f 6d 2f 61 6d  |://github.com/am|
00000140  7a 65 72 61 74 75 6c 2f  68 61 6c 6c 65 79 2d 74  |zeratul/halley-t|
00000150  65 6d 70 6c 61 74 65 0a  67 69 74 20 63 6c 6f 6e  |emplate.git clon|
00000160  65 20 2d 2d 72 65 63 75  72 73 69 76 65 20 67 69  |e --recursive gi|
00000170  74 68 75 62 2e 63 6f 6d  2f 61 6d 7a 65 72 61 74  |thub.com/amzerat|
00000180  75 6c 2f 68 61 6c 6c 65  79 2d 74 65 6d 70 6c 61  |ul/halley-templa|
00000190  74 65 0a 67 69 74 20 63  6c 6f 6e 65 20 2d 2d 72  |te.git clone --r|
000001a0  65 63 75 72 73 69 76 65  20 68 74 74 70 73 3a 2f  |ecursive https:/|
000001b0  2f 67 69 74 68 75 62 2e  63 6f 6d 2f 61 6d 7a 65  |/github.com/amze|
000001c0  72 61 74 75 6c 2f 68 61  6c 6c 65 79 2d 74 65 6d  |ratul/halley-tem|
000001d0  70 6c 61 74 65 0a                                 |plate.|
000001d6

There i a c2 96 char inserted before the url. No idea what that is. Is it not extended ASCII (where it would be –) and it was hidden from almost every place i pasted while it was on the clipboard. The closest i've found with this hex value would be https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/c298/index.htm but i didn't see the utf prefix anywhere (again, might have been lost)

This all might be misleading as I lost the page/clipboard and am working exclusively from the saved shell history file, which might very well be missing data from the original bug/malicious injection.


Problem

git clone https://github.com/rojarfast1991/TestGit.git fatal: protocol 'https' is not supported

Solution:

Steps:

(1):- Open the new terminal and clone the git repository

git clone https://github.com/rojarfast1991/TestGit.git

(2) Automatic git login prompt will open and it will be asked you to enter a user credential.

UserName : - xxxxxxx

PassWord : - xxxxxxx

Finally, cloning will start...

git clone https://github.com/rojarfast1991/TestGit.git
Cloning into 'TestGit'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 4, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (4/4), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done.
remote: Total 4 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
Unpacking objects: 100% (4/4), done.

I got this error when I was trying to be smart and extract the cloning URL from the repo's URL myself. I did it wrong. I was doing:

git@https://github.company.com/Project/Core-iOS

where I had to do:

[email protected]:Project/Core-iOS.git

I had 3 mistakes:

  • didn't need https://
  • after .com I need : instead of /
  • at the end I need a .git

I encountered the same problem after freshly installing git on Windows 10 and running it for the first time. Restarting the bash window solved the problem.


Simple Answer is Just remove the https

Your Repo. : (git clone https://........)

just Like That (git clone ://.......)

and again type (git clone https://........)

Problem Solve 100%...