Article version: Enterprise Server 2.16

Adding a remote

To add a new remote, use the git remote add command on the terminal, in the directory your repository is stored at.

The git remote add command takes two arguments:

For example:

$ git remote add origin https://hostname/user/repo.git
# Set a new remote

$ git remote -v
# Verify new remote
> origin  https://hostname/user/repo.git (fetch)
> origin  https://hostname/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.

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://hostname/octocat/Spoon-Knife
> fatal: remote origin already exists.

To fix this, you can

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