Brad Thrumble Brad Thrumble - 4 months ago 48
Git Question

Git - fatal: remote origin already exists

I can not create origin remotely with

remote
command:

$ git remote add origin https://github.com/LongKnight/git-basics.git
fatal: remote origin already exists.


To solve the error, I have tried this:

$ git remote -v origin
$ git remote -v show origin


It is not uploading the files from my local repository to the remote:

$ git push -u origin master
fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.


Does each repository have its own origin?




Solution: I was using the Powershell that came with Github or Git Shell as it is also called to do my tutorial, once I switched to Git Bash it worked fine.

Answer

A bit easier:

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/LongKnight/git-basics.git

That will replace the current origin with a new one.