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       git-remote - manage set of tracked repositories


       git remote [-v | --verbose]
       git remote add [-t <branch>] [-m <master>] [-f] [--[no-]tags] [--mirror=<fetch|push>] <name> <url>
       git remote rename <old> <new>
       git remote remove <name>
       git remote set-head <name> (-a | --auto | -d | --delete | <branch>)
       git remote set-branches [--add] <name> <branch>...
       git remote set-url [--push] <name> <newurl> [<oldurl>]
       git remote set-url --add [--push] <name> <newurl>
       git remote set-url --delete [--push] <name> <url>
       git remote [-v | --verbose] show [-n] <name>...
       git remote prune [-n | --dry-run] <name>...
       git remote [-v | --verbose] update [-p | --prune] [(<group> | <remote>)...]


       Manage the set of repositories ("remotes") whose branches you track.


       -v, --verbose
           Be a little more verbose and show remote url after name. NOTE: This must be placed
           between remote and subcommand.


       With no arguments, shows a list of existing remotes. Several subcommands are available to
       perform operations on the remotes.

           Adds a remote named <name> for the repository at <url>. The command git fetch <name>
           can then be used to create and update remote-tracking branches <name>/<branch>.

           With -f option, git fetch <name> is run immediately after the remote information is
           set up.

           With --tags option, git fetch <name> imports every tag from the remote repository.

           With --no-tags option, git fetch <name> does not import tags from the remote

           With -t <branch> option, instead of the default glob refspec for the remote to track
           all branches under the refs/remotes/<name>/ namespace, a refspec to track only
           <branch> is created. You can give more than one -t <branch> to track multiple branches
           without grabbing all branches.

           With -m <master> option, a symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is set up to point at
           remote’s <master> branch. See also the set-head command.

           When a fetch mirror is created with --mirror=fetch, the refs will not be stored in the
           refs/remotes/ namespace, but rather everything in refs/ on the remote will be directly
           mirrored into refs/ in the local repository. This option only makes sense in bare
           repositories, because a fetch would overwrite any local commits.

           When a push mirror is created with --mirror=push, then git push will always behave as
           if --mirror was passed.

           Rename the remote named <old> to <new>. All remote-tracking branches and configuration
           settings for the remote are updated.

           In case <old> and <new> are the same, and <old> is a file under $GIT_DIR/remotes or
           $GIT_DIR/branches, the remote is converted to the configuration file format.

       remove, rm
           Remove the remote named <name>. All remote-tracking branches and configuration
           settings for the remote are removed.

           Sets or deletes the default branch (i.e. the target of the symbolic-ref
           refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD) for the named remote. Having a default branch for a remote
           is not required, but allows the name of the remote to be specified in lieu of a
           specific branch. For example, if the default branch for origin is set to master, then
           origin may be specified wherever you would normally specify origin/master.

           With -d or --delete, the symbolic ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is deleted.

           With -a or --auto, the remote is queried to determine its HEAD, then the symbolic-ref
           refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD is set to the same branch. e.g., if the remote HEAD is
           pointed at next, "git remote set-head origin -a" will set the symbolic-ref
           refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to refs/remotes/origin/next. This will only work if
           refs/remotes/origin/next already exists; if not it must be fetched first.

           Use <branch> to set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/<name>/HEAD explicitly. e.g., "git
           remote set-head origin master" will set the symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD to
           refs/remotes/origin/master. This will only work if refs/remotes/origin/master already
           exists; if not it must be fetched first.

           Changes the list of branches tracked by the named remote. This can be used to track a
           subset of the available remote branches after the initial setup for a remote.

           The named branches will be interpreted as if specified with the -t option on the git
           remote add command line.

           With --add, instead of replacing the list of currently tracked branches, adds to that

           Changes URL remote points to. Sets first URL remote points to matching regex <oldurl>
           (first URL if no <oldurl> is given) to <newurl>. If <oldurl> doesn’t match any URL,
           error occurs and nothing is changed.

           With --push, push URLs are manipulated instead of fetch URLs.

           With --add, instead of changing some URL, new URL is added.

           With --delete, instead of changing some URL, all URLs matching regex <url> are
           deleted. Trying to delete all non-push URLs is an error.

           Gives some information about the remote <name>.

           With -n option, the remote heads are not queried first with git ls-remote <name>;
           cached information is used instead.

           Deletes all stale remote-tracking branches under <name>. These stale branches have
           already been removed from the remote repository referenced by <name>, but are still
           locally available in "remotes/<name>".

           With --dry-run option, report what branches will be pruned, but do not actually prune

           Fetch updates for a named set of remotes in the repository as defined by
           remotes.<group>. If a named group is not specified on the command line, the
           configuration parameter remotes.default will be used; if remotes.default is not
           defined, all remotes which do not have the configuration parameter
           remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate set to true will be updated. (See git-config(1)).

           With --prune option, prune all the remotes that are updated.


       The remote configuration is achieved using the remote.origin.url and remote.origin.fetch
       configuration variables. (See git-config(1)).


       •   Add a new remote, fetch, and check out a branch from it

               $ git remote
               $ git branch -r
                 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
               $ git remote add staging git://
               $ git remote
               $ git fetch staging
               From git://
                * [new branch]      master     -> staging/master
                * [new branch]      staging-linus -> staging/staging-linus
                * [new branch]      staging-next -> staging/staging-next
               $ git branch -r
                 origin/HEAD -> origin/master
               $ git checkout -b staging staging/master

       •   Imitate git clone but track only selected branches

               $ mkdir project.git
               $ cd project.git
               $ git init
               $ git remote add -f -t master -m master origin git://
               $ git merge origin


       git-fetch(1) git-branch(1) git-config(1)


       Part of the git(1) suite