Removing a remote
git remote rm command to remove a remote URL from your repository.
In this article
git remote rm command takes one argument:
- A remote name, for example,
These examples assume you're cloning using HTTPS, which is recommended.
$ git remote -v # View current remotes > origin https://github.com/OWNER/REPOSITORY.git (fetch) > origin https://github.com/OWNER/REPOSITORY.git (push) > destination https://github.com/FORKER/REPOSITORY.git (fetch) > destination https://github.com/FORKER/REPOSITORY.git (push) $ git remote rm destination # Remove remote $ git remote -v # Verify it's gone > origin https://github.com/OWNER/REPOSITORY.git (fetch) > origin https://github.com/OWNER/REPOSITORY.git (push)
git remote rm does not delete the remote repository from the server. It simply
removes the remote and its references from your local repository.
You may encounter these errors when trying to remove a remote.
Could not remove config section 'remote.[name]'
This error means that the remote you tried to delete doesn't exist:
$ git remote rm sofake > error: Could not remove config section 'remote.sofake'
Check that you've correctly typed the remote name.