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lab 48 Pushing a Change


Since bare repositories are usually shared on some sort of network server, it is usually difficult to cd into the repo and pull changes. So we need to push our changes into other repositories.

Let’s start by creating a change to be pushed. Edit the README and commit it


This is the Hello World example from the git tutorial.
(Changed in the original and pushed to shared)


git checkout main
git add README
git commit -m "Added shared comment to readme"

Now push the change to the shared repo.


git push shared main

shared is the name of the repository receiving the changes we are pushing. (Remember, we added it as a remote in the previous lab.)


$ git push shared main
To ../hello.git
   5e2d55e..7b4a53a  main -> main

NOTE: We had to explicitly name the branch main that was receiving the push. It is possible to set it up automatically, but I never remember the commands to do that. Check out the “Git Remote Branch” gem for easy management of remote branches.