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git-remote - manage set of tracked repositories
git remote [-v | --verbose]
git remote add [-t <branch>] [-m <master>] [-f] [--[no-]tags] [--mirror=<fetch|push>] <name> <url>
git remote rename <old> <new>
git remote remove <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>)...]
Manage the set of repositories ("remotes") whose branches you track.
Be a little more verbose and show remote url after name. NOTE: This must be placed
between remote and subcommand.
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>.
With -f option, git fetch <name> is run immediately after the remote information is
With --tags option, git fetch <name> imports every tag from the remote repository.
With --no-tags option, git fetch <name> does not import tags from the remote
With -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.
With -m <master> option, a symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is 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 --mirror=push, then git push will always behave as
if --mirror was passed.
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/remotes or
$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 origin is set to master, then
origin may be specified wherever you would normally specify origin/master.
With -d, the symbolic ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is deleted.
With -a, the remote is queried to determine its HEAD, then the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is set to the same branch. e.g., if the remote HEAD is
pointed at next, "git remote set-head origin -a" will set the symbolic-ref
refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to refs/remotes/origin/next. This will only work if
refs/remotes/origin/next already exists; if not it must be fetched first.
Use <branch> to set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD explicitly. e.g., "git
remote set-head origin master" will set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to
refs/remotes/origin/master. This will only work if refs/remotes/origin/master already
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 -t option on the git
remote add command line.
With --add, instead of replacing the list of currently tracked branches, adds to that
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>.
With -n option, 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>".
With --dry-run option, report what branches will be pruned, but do not actually prune
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(1)).
With --prune option, prune all the remotes that are updated.
The remote configuration is achieved using the remote.origin.url and remote.origin.fetch
configuration variables. (See git-config(1)).
o Add a new remote, fetch, and check out a branch from it
$ git remote
$ git branch -r
$ git remote add linux-nfs git://linux-nfs.org/pub/linux/nfs-2.6.git
$ git remote
$ git fetch
* refs/remotes/linux-nfs/master: storing branch 'master' ...
$ git branch -r
$ git checkout -b nfs linux-nfs/master
o 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
git-fetch(1) git-branch(1) git-config(1)
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Git 18.104.22.168 06/10/2014 GIT-REMOTE(1)