git-remote git-remote add [-t <branch>] [-m <branch>] [-f] <name> <url> git-remote show <name> git-remote prune <name> git-remote update [group]


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


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 -t <branch> option, instead of the default glob refspec for the remote to track all branches under $GIT_DIR/remotes/<name>/, 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, $GIT_DIR/remotes/<name>/HEAD is set up to point at remote’s <master> branch instead of whatever branch the HEAD at the remote repository actually points at.


Gives some information about the remote <name>.


Deletes all stale 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>".


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 get used; if remotes.default is not defined, all remotes which do not the configuration parameter remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate set to true will be updated. (See gitlink:git-config[1]).


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


See Also

gitlink:git-fetch[1] gitlink:git-branch[1] gitlink:git-config[1]


Written by Junio Hamano


Documentation by J. Bruce Fields and the git-list <>.


Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite