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git remote add upstream git-repository-url Adds remote git repository represented by git-repository-url as new remote named upstream to the git repository
Assuming you set the upstream (as in the "setting an upstream repository") git fetch remote-name git merge remote-name/branch-name The pull command combines a fetch and a merge. git pull The pull with --rebase flag command combines a fetch and a rebase instead of merge. git pull ...
git ls-remote is one unique command allowing you to query a remote repo without having to clone/fetch it first. It will list refs/heads and refs/tags of said remote repo. You will see sometimes refs/tags/v0.1.6 and refs/tags/v0.1.6^{}: the ^{} to list the dereferenced annotated tag (ie the commit ...
To delete a remote branch in Git: git push [remote-name] --delete [branch-name] or git push [remote-name] :[branch-name]
If a remote branch has been deleted, your local repository has to be told to prune the reference to it. To prune deleted branches from a specific remote: git fetch [remote-name] --prune To prune deleted branches from all remotes: git fetch --all --prune
Output some information about a known remote: origin git remote show origin Print just the remote's URL: git config --get remote.origin.url With 2.7+, it is also possible to do, which is arguably better than the above one that uses the config command. git remote get-url origin
List all the existing remotes associated with this repository: git remote List all the existing remotes associated with this repository in detail including the fetch and push URLs: git remote --verbose or simply git remote -v
Syntax for pushing to a remote branch git push <remote_name> <branch_name> Example git push origin master
You can create a new branch and switch to it using git checkout -b AP-57 After you use git checkout to create a new branch, you will need to set that upstream origin to push to using git push --set-upstream origin AP-57 After that, you can use git push while you are on that branch.
To change the URL of the repository you want your remote to point to, you can use the set-url option, like so: git remote set-url <remote_name> <remote_repository_url> Example: git remote set-url heroku https://git.heroku.com/fictional-remote-repository.git
Check existing remote git remote -v # origin https://github.com/username/repo.git (fetch) # origin https://github.com/usernam/repo.git (push) Changing repository URL git remote set-url origin https://github.com/username/repo2.git # Change the 'origin' remote's URL Verify new remote URL ...
To rename remote, use command git remote rename The git remote rename command takes two arguments: An existing remote name, for example : origin A new name for the remote, for example : destination Get existing remote name git remote # origin Check existing remote with URL git remote -...
You can change the url of an existing remote by the command git remote set-url remote-name url
You can obtain the url for an existing remote by using the command git remote get-url <name> By default, this will be git remote get-url origin

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