Git remote is a pointer that refers to another copy of the repository that is usually hosted on a remote server.
In some situations, like when the remote repository is migrated to another host, you need to change the remote’s URL.
This guide explains how to change the URL of a Git remote.
Changing a Git Remote URL
To change the URL of a remote:
Step 1: Change to the directory where the repository is located:
Step 2: Run git remote to list the existing remotes and see their names and URLs:
git remote -v
The output will look something like this:
origin https://company_name.pwslab.net/user/repo_name.git (fetch)
origin https://company_name.pwslab.net/user/repo_name.git (push)
Step 3: Use the git remote set-url command followed by the remote name, and the remote’s URL:
git remote set-url
Note: The remote’s URL can start with HTTPS or SSH, depending on the protocol you’re using. If no protocol is specified, it defaults to SSH. The URL can be found on the repository page of your Git hosting service.
For example, to change the URL of the origin to https://company_name.vegaops.com/user/repository.git you would type:
git remote set-url origin https://company_name.vegaops.com/user/repository.git
Verify that the remote’s URL was successfully changed by listing the remote connections:
git remote -v
The output should look like this:
origin https://company_name.vegaops.com/user/repository.git (fetch)
origin https://company_name.vegaops.com/user/repository.git (push)
That’s it. You have successfully changed the URL of the remote.
The git remote set-url command actually is updating the repository .git/config file with a new URL to the remote repository.
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