To add a new remote, use the
git remote add command on the terminal, in the
directory your repository is stored at.
git remote add command takes two arguments:
- A remote name, for example,
- A remote URL, for example,
git remote add origin https://github.com/user/repo.git # Set a new remote git remote -v # Verify new remote origin https://github.com/user/repo.git (fetch) origin https://github.com/user/repo.git (push)
Not sure which URL to use? Check out "Which remote URL should I use?."
You may encounter these errors when trying to add a remote.
name already exists
This error means you've tried to add a remote with a name that already exists in your local repository:
git remote add origin https://github.com/octocat/Spoon-Knife fatal: remote origin already exists.
To fix this, you can
- "Working with Remotes" from the Pro Git book