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GIT-REMOTE(1)                               Git Manual                              GIT-REMOTE(1)

NAME
       git-remote - Manage set of tracked repositories

SYNOPSIS
       git remote [-v | --verbose]
       git remote add [-t ] [-m ] [-f] [--[no-]tags] [--mirror=]  
       git remote rename  
       git remote remove 
       git remote set-head  (-a | --auto | -d | --delete | )
       git remote set-branches [--add]  ...
       git remote get-url [--push] [--all] 
       git remote set-url [--push]   []
       git remote set-url --add [--push]  
       git remote set-url --delete [--push]  
       git remote [-v | --verbose] show [-n] ...
       git remote prune [-n | --dry-run] ...
       git remote [-v | --verbose] update [-p | --prune] [( | )...]

DESCRIPTION
       Manage the set of repositories ("remotes") whose branches you track.

OPTIONS
       -v, --verbose
           Be a little more verbose and show remote url after name. NOTE: This must be placed
           between remote and subcommand.

COMMANDS
       With no arguments, shows a list of existing remotes. Several subcommands are available to
       perform operations on the remotes.

       add
           Adds a remote named  for the repository at . The command git fetch 
           can then be used to create and update remote-tracking branches /.

           With -f option, git fetch  is run immediately after the remote information is
           set up.

           With --tags option, git fetch  imports every tag from the remote repository.

           With --no-tags option, git fetch  does not import tags from the remote
           repository.

           By default, only tags on fetched branches are imported (see git-fetch(1)).

           With -t  option, instead of the default glob refspec for the remote to track
           all branches under the refs/remotes// namespace, a refspec to track only
            is created. You can give more than one -t  to track multiple branches
           without grabbing all branches.

           With -m  option, a symbolic-ref refs/remotes//HEAD is set up to point at
           remote’s  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
           Rename the remote named  to . All remote-tracking branches and configuration
           settings for the remote are updated.

           In case  and  are the same, and  is a file under $GIT_DIR/remotes or
           $GIT_DIR/branches, the remote is converted to the configuration file format.

       remove, rm
           Remove the remote named . All remote-tracking branches and configuration
           settings for the remote are removed.

       set-head
           Sets or deletes the default branch (i.e. the target of the symbolic-ref
           refs/remotes//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 or --delete, the symbolic ref refs/remotes//HEAD is deleted.

           With -a or --auto, the remote is queried to determine its HEAD, then the symbolic-ref
           refs/remotes//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  to set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes//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.

       set-branches
           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
           list.

       get-url
           Retrieves the URLs for a remote. Configurations for insteadOf and pushInsteadOf are
           expanded here. By default, only the first URL is listed.

           With --push, push URLs are queried rather than fetch URLs.

           With --all, all URLs for the remote will be listed.

       set-url
           Changes URLs for the remote. Sets first URL for remote  that matches regex
            (first URL if no  is given) to . If  doesn’t match
           any URL, an error occurs and nothing is changed.

           With --push, push URLs are manipulated instead of fetch URLs.

           With --add, instead of changing existing URLs, new URL is added.

           With --delete, instead of changing existing URLs, all URLs matching regex  are
           deleted for remote . Trying to delete all non-push URLs is an error.

           Note that the push URL and the fetch URL, even though they can be set differently,
           must still refer to the same place. What you pushed to the push URL should be what you
           would see if you immediately fetched from the fetch URL. If you are trying to fetch
           from one place (e.g. your upstream) and push to another (e.g. your publishing
           repository), use two separate remotes.

       show
           Gives some information about the remote .

           With -n option, the remote heads are not queried first with git ls-remote ;
           cached information is used instead.

       prune
           Deletes all stale remote-tracking branches under . These stale branches have
           already been removed from the remote repository referenced by , but are still
           locally available in "remotes/".

           With --dry-run option, report what branches will be pruned, but do not actually prune
           them.

       update
           Fetch updates for a named set of remotes in the repository as defined by
           remotes.. 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..skipDefaultUpdate set to true will be updated. (See git-config(1)).

           With --prune option, prune all the remotes that are updated.

DISCUSSION
       The remote configuration is achieved using the remote.origin.url and remote.origin.fetch
       configuration variables. (See git-config(1)).

EXAMPLES
       ·   Add a new remote, fetch, and check out a branch from it

               $ git remote
               origin
               $ git branch -r
                 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
                 origin/master
               $ git remote add staging git://git.kernel.org/.../gregkh/staging.git
               $ git remote
               origin
               staging
               $ git fetch staging
               ...
               From git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/staging
                * [new branch]      master     -> staging/master
                * [new branch]      staging-linus -> staging/staging-linus
                * [new branch]      staging-next -> staging/staging-next
               $ git branch -r
                 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
                 origin/master
                 staging/master
                 staging/staging-linus
                 staging/staging-next
               $ git checkout -b staging staging/master
               ...

       ·   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

SEE ALSO
       git-fetch(1) git-branch(1) git-config(1)

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.7.4                                   03/23/2016                              GIT-REMOTE(1)

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