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About remote repositories
GitHub's collaborative approach to development depends on publishing commits from your local repository for other people to view, fetch, and update.
A remote URL is Git's fancy way of saying "the place where your code is stored." That URL could be your repository on GitHub, or another user's fork, or even on a completely different server.
You can only push to two types of URL addresses:
- An HTTPS URL like
- An SSH URL, like
Git associates a remote URL with a name, and your default remote is usually called
For information on the differences between these URLs, see "Which remote URL should I use?"
You can use the
git remote add command to match a remote URL with a name.
For example, you'd type the following in the command line:
git remote add origin <REMOTE_URL>
This associates the name
origin with the
You can use the command
git remote set-url to change a remote's URL.