Aug 102018

ADM

How to remane a remote from git

  • August 10 2018
  • ADM

 

 

How to remane a remote from git  - git

 

To rename a remote you can use the command git remote rename in the terminal, from the root folder of your repository.

The git remote rename command has two parameters:

  • the existing remote name;
  • the new name for the remote;

Rename

Will rename the origin remote to github.

C:\Users\adm\repos\jersey-hello-world>git remote rename origin github

To check the remote names run the following command:

C:\Users\adm\repos\jersey-hello-world>git remote -v
github  https://github.com/admfactory/jersey-hello-world.git (fetch)
github  https://github.com/admfactory/jersey-hello-world.git (push)
gitlab  https://gitlab.com/admfactory/jersey-hello-world.git (fetch)
gitlab  https://gitlab.com/admfactory/jersey-hello-world.git (push)

Errors

If the remote name is already present the following error will occur:

fatal: remote gitlab already exists.

If the origin remote doesn't exist the following error will occur:

error: Could not rename config section 'remote.origin' to 'remote.github'

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