The worm The worm - 4 years ago 133
Git Question

Pushing to a different git repo

I have a repo called

react
.
I cloned it into a different repo locally called
different-repo
.

How can I then get
different-repo
to push remotely to different-repo because currently it is pushing to
react
.

Effectively I want to clone many times from
react
into different named repos but then when i push from those repos they push to their own repo.

Answer Source

You have to add an other remote. Usually, you have an origin remotes, which points to the github (maybe bitbucket) repository you cloned it from. Here's a few example of what it is:

  • https://github.com/some-user/some-repo (the .git is optional)
  • git@github.com:some-user/some-repo (this is ssh, it allows you to push/pull without having to type your ids every single time)
  • C:/some/folder/on/your/computer Yes! You can push to an other directory on your own computer.

So, when you

$ git push origin master

origin is replaced with it's value: the url

So, it's basically just a shortcut. You could type the url yourself each time, it'd do the same!

Note: you can list all your remotes by doing git remote -v.

For your problem

How can I then get different-repo to push remotely to different-repo because currently it is pushing to react.

I'm guessing you want to create a second repository, right? Well, you can create an other remote (or replace the current origin) with the url to this repo!

Add an other remote — recommended

git remote add <remote-name> <url>

So, for example:

$ git remote add different-repo https://github.com/your-username/your-repo

And then, just

$ git push different-repo master

Change the origin remote

git remote set-url <remote-name> <url>

So

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/your-username/your-repo
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