In Git, pushing is the process of moving code from one repository to another one. Often this is used to move code from a local machine to a remote one, or to a repository hosting service like GitHub.
Pushing a repository allows a programmer to maintain an easily accessible backup in a second location. It is also used when collaborating with people that would not have access to the computer that the code is written on.
The syntax for pushing changes in Git is this:
git push <remote-name> <branch-name>
How to Push
Prerequisites to pushing from within a repository include:
Being inside of a repository (if not, the next step will return an error)
Having a clean
git status(no uncommitted, but tracked, files):$ git statusOn branch mainnothing to commit, working tree clean
Having a valid remote repository set. In this case the remote repository is named
originand can be found at the url
https://github.com/CompanyName/product-dev:$ git remote -vorigin https://github.com/CompanyName/product-dev.git (fetch)origin https://github.com/CompanyName/product-dev.git (push)
At this stage, pushing can be accomplished with a valid remote and branch name:
git push origin main
When the push completes, it will display a message like this:
Enumerating objects: 5, done.Counting objects: 100% (5/5), done.Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 304 bytes | 304.00 KiB/s, done.Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0To https://github.com/CompanyName/product-dev.git0e21f7b..2a668cb main -> main
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