You have a repository on Git called "all" and within that is a folder "folder_to_become_repo". You want to break this folder out to be a separate repository in your github account. Obviously, use your account name, not noelevans. Use these commands to make the change:
mkdir ~/tmp-repo cd ~/tmp-repo git clone https://github.com/username/all.git cd all git filter-branch --prune-empty --subdirectory-filter folder_to_become_repo master # create a new repo "new-folder-repo" on github with the default options (link: https://github.com/new) git remote set-url origin https://github.com/username/new-folder-repo.git git push # Cleanup... being careful rm -rf ~/tmp-repo
You'll be prompted for your github account name and password when you do the push. After this you have a new repo in Github containing all of the contents from the directory "folder_to_become_repo". The history has been migrated to the new repo too!
Now clone the repository in your normal workspace and it's ready to go!