Konrad Viltersten Konrad Viltersten - 25 days ago 6
Git Question

How to push a new branch non-existing on the remote server without --set-upstream?

The scenario is that I have no repos on the remote server, just an account. Then, I run locally the following commands, where x is the user name and y is the project name that only exists on my local system.

git init
git remote add buckety https://x@bitbucket.org/x/y.git
git add .
git commit --message "Here we go..."
git push buckety


Now I get the error urging me to set up the remote upstream. I can do that (either
--set-upstream
or
-u
) but according to my googlearching, it's been deprecated. (Actually weird that the suggestion in the console mentions it still.)

I want to do it the proper way and I've goolearched both
--track
and
--set-upstream-to
. However, there's no example for my particular scenario on Git as far I could see and the operations I've tested failed with errors.

How should I create the remote branch without retracting to using the deprecated option? I might want to create a tracking branch on remote so that:


  1. the local branch A corresponds to the remote branch A, but also

  2. the local branch A corresponds to the remote branch B.



Preferably, I'd like to configure it prior to the push but I'm not sure how. I can't use checkout because the branch doesn't exist yet. I can't use set-upstream-to for the same reason.

Answer

The right command is:

git push -u origin master

Then the next git push will be a simple: git push.

See "Why do I need to explicitly push a new branch?"

Since Git 1.8, --set-upstream is called --set-upstream-to

You can setup a remote tracking branch in advance with:

git branch -u origin/master master 

(Then your first git push would have been a simple git push)