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How do you push a tag to a remote repository using Git?


Question

I have cloned a remote Git repository to my laptop, then I wanted to add a tag so I ran

git tag mytag master

When I run git tag on my laptop the tag mytag is shown. I then want to push this to the remote repository so I have this tag on all my clients, so I run git push but I got the message:

Everything up-to-date

And if I go to my desktop and run git pull and then git tag no tags are shown.

I have also tried to do a minor change on a file in the project, then push it to the server. After that I could pull the change from the server to my Desktop computer, but there's still no tag when running git tag on my desktop computer.

How can I push my tag to the remote repository so that all client computers can see it?

2018/11/01
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11/1/2018 4:02:33 AM

Accepted Answer

git push --follow-tags

This is a sane option introduced in Git 1.8.3:

git push --follow-tags

It pushes both commits and only tags that are both:

  • annotated
  • reachable (an ancestor) from the pushed commits

This is sane because:

It is for those reasons that --tags should be avoided.

Git 2.4 has added the push.followTags option to turn that flag on by default which you can set with:

git config --global push.followTags true

or by adding followTags = true to the [push] section of your ~/.gitconfig file.

1177
6/26/2020 5:49:48 PM


To push specific, one tag do following git push origin tag_name

2012/10/24

To expand on Trevor's answer, you can push a single tag or all of your tags at once.

Push a Single Tag

git push <remote> <tag>

This is a summary of the relevant documentation that explains this (some command options omitted for brevity):

git push [[<repository> [<refspec>…]]

<refspec>...

The format of a <refspec> parameter is…the source ref <src>, followed by a colon :, followed by the destination ref <dst>

The <dst> tells which ref on the remote side is updated with this push…If :<dst> is omitted, the same ref as <src> will be updated…

tag <tag> means the same as refs/tags/<tag>:refs/tags/<tag>.

Push All of Your Tags at Once

git push --tags <remote>
# Or
git push <remote> --tags

Here is a summary of the relevant documentation (some command options omitted for brevity):

git push [--all | --mirror | --tags] [<repository> [<refspec>…]]

--tags

All refs under refs/tags are pushed, in addition to refspecs explicitly listed on the command line.

2017/05/23

Tags are not sent to the remote repository by the git push command. We need to explicitly send these tags to the remote server by using the following command:

git push origin <tagname>

We can push all the tags at once by using the below command:

git push origin --tags

Here are some resources for complete details on git tagging:

http://www.cubearticle.com/articles/more/git/git-tag

http://wptheming.com/2011/04/add-remove-github-tags

2016/01/10

You can push all local tags by simply git push --tags command.

$ git tag                         # see tag lists
$ git push origin <tag-name>      # push a single tag
$ git push --tags                 # push all local tags 
2019/06/21

You can push the tags like this git push --tags


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