Git fatal: protocol 'https' is not supported


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

$ git clone
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 "."


Problem is probably this.

You tried to paste it using

  • CTRL + V

before and it didn't work so you went ahead and pasted it with classic

  • Right Click - Paste**.

Sadly whenever you enter CTRL + V on terminal it adds

  • a hidden ^?

(at least on my machine it encoded like that).

the character that you only appears after you

  • backspace

(go ahead an try it on git bash).

So your link becomes ^?https://...

which is invalid.

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