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How to change the URI (URL) for a remote Git repository?


Question

I have a repo (origin) on a USB key that I cloned on my hard drive (local). I moved "origin" to a NAS and successfully tested cloning it from here.

I would like to know if I can change the URI of "origin" in the settings of "local" so it will now pull from the NAS, and not from the USB key.

For now, I can see two solutions:

  • push everything to the usb-orign, and copy it to the NAS again (implies a lot of work due to new commits to nas-origin);

  • add a new remote to "local" and delete the old one (I fear I'll break my history).

2018/10/12
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10/12/2018 1:36:41 AM

Accepted Answer

You can

git remote set-url origin new.git.url/here

(see git help remote) or you can just edit .git/config and change the URLs there. You're not in any danger of losing history unless you do something very silly (and if you're worried, just make a copy of your repo, since your repo is your history.)

2019/01/06
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1/6/2019 6:45:30 PM

git remote -v
# View existing remotes
# origin  https://github.com/user/repo.git (fetch)
# origin  https://github.com/user/repo.git (push)

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/user/repo2.git
# Change the 'origin' remote's URL

git remote -v
# Verify new remote URL
# origin  https://github.com/user/repo2.git (fetch)
# origin  https://github.com/user/repo2.git (push)

Changing a remote's URL

2013/12/18

Change Host for a Git Origin Server

from: http://pseudofish.com/blog/2010/06/28/change-host-for-a-git-origin-server/

Hopefully this isn’t something you need to do. The server that I’ve been using to collaborate on a few git projects with had the domain name expire. This meant finding a way of migrating the local repositories to get back in sync.

Update: Thanks to @mawolf for pointing out there is an easy way with recent git versions (post Feb, 2010):

git remote set-url origin ssh://newhost.com/usr/local/gitroot/myproject.git

See the man page for details.

If you’re on an older version, then try this:

As a caveat, this works only as it is the same server, just with different names.

Assuming that the new hostname is newhost.com, and the old one was oldhost.com, the change is quite simple.

Edit the .git/config file in your working directory. You should see something like:

[remote "origin"]
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
url = ssh://oldhost.com/usr/local/gitroot/myproject.git

Change oldhost.com to newhost.com, save the file and you’re done.

From my limited testing (git pull origin; git push origin; gitx) everything seems in order. And yes, I know it is bad form to mess with git internals.

2012/09/05

git remote set-url origin git://new.location

(alternatively, open .git/config, look for [remote "origin"], and edit the url = line.

You can check it worked by examining the remotes:

git remote -v
# origin  git://new.location (fetch)
# origin  git://new.location (push)

Next time you push, you'll have to specify the new upstream branch, e.g.:

git push -u origin master

See also: GitHub: Changing a remote's URL

2015/04/26

Switching remote URLs

Open Terminal.

Ist Step:- Change the current working directory to your local project.

2nd Step:- List your existing remotes in order to get the name of the remote you want to change.

git remote -v

origin  https://github.com/USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (fetch)

origin  https://github.com/USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (push)

Change your remote's URL from HTTPS to SSH with the git remote set-url command.

3rd Step:- git remote set-url origin [email protected]:USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git

4th Step:- Now Verify that the remote URL has changed.

git remote -v Verify new remote URL

origin  [email protected]:USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (fetch)
origin  [email protected]:USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (push)
2019/01/09

  1. remove origin using command on gitbash git remote rm origin
  2. And now add new Origin using gitbash git remote add origin (Copy HTTP URL from your project repository in bit bucket) done
2016/09/14

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