git push <remotename> <object>:<remotebranchname>
git push origin master:wip-yourname
Will push your master branch to the
wip-yourname branch of origin (most of the time, the repository you cloned from).
Deleting the remote branch is the equivalent of pushing an empty object to it.
git push <remotename> :<remotebranchname>
git push origin :wip-yourname
Will delete the remote branch
Instead of using the colon, you can also use the --delete flag, which is better readable in some cases.
git push origin --delete wip-yourname
If you have a single commit in your branch that you want to push to a remote without pushing anything else, you can use the following
git push <remotename> <commit SHA>:<remotebranchname>
Assuming a git history like this
eeb32bc Commit 1 - already pushed 347d700 Commit 2 - want to push e539af8 Commit 3 - only local 5d339db Commit 4 - only local
to push only commit 347d700 to remote master use the following command
git push origin 347d700:master