Nice work! We have a clone of Sally’s remote on our computer. One thing that Git does behind the scenes when you clone science-quizzes is give the remote address the name origin, so that you can refer to it more conveniently. In this case, Sally’s remote is origin.

You can see a list of a Git project’s remotes with the command:

git remote -v



Using the file navigator, examine the contents of the cloned Git project. There are a few quiz files here, which we will be working with during this lesson.

Open a file of your choice in the code editor.


Change directories into the my-quizzes directory, enter this command on the terminal:

cd my-quizzes

To learn more about cd, take a look at our command line course.


Enter git remote -v to list the remotes.

Notice the output:

origin /home/ccuser/workspace/curriculum/science-quizzes (fetch) origin /home/ccuser/workspace/curriculum/science-quizzes (push)
  • Git lists the name of the remote, origin, as well as its location.
  • Git automatically names this remote origin, because it refers to the remote repository of origin. However, it is possible to safely change its name.
  • The remote is listed twice: once for (fetch) and once for (push). We’ll learn about these later in the lesson.

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