Initializing Bit on a repository allows you to track and share components.
Initialize a Bit workspace on a project by running the bit init command a project’s root directory.
cd project-root bit init
Recreate Bit resources in case of corrupted data
If an error caused data corruption, add the
--reset flag to
bit init --reset
The contents of a workspace with Bit
Bit local storage
The local storage stores Bit objects (components, versions, etc.). Bit manages it in a directory called
.bit. If you use Git, Bit creates a local storage directory in the
.git directory. Do not track changes in the
.bit directory using SCM. Make sure to add it to the
To force Bit not to nest the local storage in
.git, use the
bit init --standalone
bit config is Bit’s main configuration section. By default it is managed in the project’s
package.json file. If you choose to set up bit in
standalone mode, Bit generate a
bit.json file to hold the configuration.
.bitmap maps components with local files in the workspace. Bit uses this file to import and update sourced components in the correct paths in a workspace. You should track this file by an SCM tool, alongside the project.