Setup and Config
Getting and Creating Projects
Branching and Merging
Sharing and Updating Projects
Inspection and Comparison
git remote [-v | --verbose] git remote add [-t <branch>] [-m <master>] [-f] [--tags|--no-tags] [--mirror=<fetch|push>] <name> <url> git remote rename <old> <new> git remote rm <name> git remote set-head <name> (-a | -d | <branch>) git remote set-branches [--add] <name> <branch>… git remote set-url [--push] <name> <newurl> [<oldurl>] git remote set-url --add [--push] <name> <newurl> git remote set-url --delete [--push] <name> <url> git remote [-v | --verbose] show [-n] <name> git remote prune [-n | --dry-run] <name> git remote [-v | --verbose] update [-p | --prune] [(<group> | <remote>)…]
With no arguments, shows a list of existing remotes. Several subcommands are available to perform operations on the remotes.
Adds a remote named <name> for the repository at <url>. The command
git fetch <name>can then be used to create and update remote-tracking branches <name>/<branch>.
git fetch <name>is run immediately after the remote information is set up.
git fetch <name>imports every tag from the remote repository.
git fetch <name>does not import tags from the remote repository.
-t <branch>option, instead of the default glob refspec for the remote to track all branches under the
refs/remotes/<name>/namespace, a refspec to track only
<branch>is created. You can give more than one
-t <branch>to track multiple branches without grabbing all branches.
-m <master>option, a symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/<name>/HEADis set up to point at remote’s
<master>branch. See also the set-head command.
When a fetch mirror is created with
--mirror=fetch, the refs will not be stored in the refs/remotes/ namespace, but rather everything in refs/ on the remote will be directly mirrored into refs/ in the local repository. This option only makes sense in bare repositories, because a fetch would overwrite any local commits.
When a push mirror is created with
git pushwill always behave as if
Rename the remote named <old> to <new>. All remote-tracking branches and configuration settings for the remote are updated.
In case <old> and <new> are the same, and <old> is a file under
$GIT_DIR/branches, the remote is converted to the configuration file format.
Remove the remote named <name>. All remote-tracking branches and configuration settings for the remote are removed.
Sets or deletes the default branch (i.e. the target of the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD) for the named remote. Having a default branch for a remote is not required, but allows the name of the remote to be specified in lieu of a specific branch. For example, if the default branch for
originis set to
originmay be specified wherever you would normally specify
-d, the symbolic ref
-a, the remote is queried to determine its
HEAD, then the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/<name>/HEADis set to the same branch. e.g., if the remote
HEADis pointed at
git remote set-head origin -a" will set the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/origin/next. This will only work if
refs/remotes/origin/nextalready exists; if not it must be fetched first.
<branch>to set the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/<name>/HEADexplicitly. e.g., "git remote set-head origin master" will set the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/origin/master. This will only work if
refs/remotes/origin/masteralready exists; if not it must be fetched first.
Changes the list of branches tracked by the named remote. This can be used to track a subset of the available remote branches after the initial setup for a remote.
The named branches will be interpreted as if specified with the
-toption on the git remote add command line.
--add, instead of replacing the list of currently tracked branches, adds to that list.
Changes URL remote points to. Sets first URL remote points to matching regex <oldurl> (first URL if no <oldurl> is given) to <newurl>. If <oldurl> doesn’t match any URL, error occurs and nothing is changed.
With --push, push URLs are manipulated instead of fetch URLs.
With --add, instead of changing some URL, new URL is added.
With --delete, instead of changing some URL, all URLs matching regex <url> are deleted. Trying to delete all non-push URLs is an error.
Gives some information about the remote <name>.
-noption, the remote heads are not queried first with
git ls-remote <name>; cached information is used instead.
Deletes all stale remote-tracking branches under <name>. These stale branches have already been removed from the remote repository referenced by <name>, but are still locally available in "remotes/<name>".
--dry-runoption, report what branches will be pruned, but do not actually prune them.
Fetch updates for a named set of remotes in the repository as defined by remotes.<group>. If a named group is not specified on the command line, the configuration parameter remotes.default will be used; if remotes.default is not defined, all remotes which do not have the configuration parameter remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate set to true will be updated. (See git-config).
--pruneoption, prune all the remotes that are updated.
The remote configuration is achieved using the
remote.origin.fetch configuration variables. (See
Add a new remote, fetch, and check out a branch from it
$ git remote origin $ git branch -r origin/master $ git remote add linux-nfs git://linux-nfs.org/pub/linux/nfs-2.6.git $ git remote linux-nfs origin $ git fetch * refs/remotes/linux-nfs/master: storing branch 'master' ... commit: bf81b46 $ git branch -r origin/master linux-nfs/master $ git checkout -b nfs linux-nfs/master ...
Imitate git clone but track only selected branches
$ mkdir project.git $ cd project.git $ git init $ git remote add -f -t master -m master origin git://example.com/git.git/ $ git merge origin
Part of the git suite