Git Basics: How to list, create, rename, delete a remote connection?

Git Basics: How to list, create, rename, delete a remote connection?

Continuing the on going series on "Git Basics", we will today learn on "remote connections". I hope, you are enjoying reading this series and read the last post "How to create, move, delete, list Git branches?". Bookmark it for future references.


Today in this post, we will cover how to create, list, rename and delete a remote connection on local Git repository. We will learn all the related commands.


Git Basics - Git Cheatsheet - Git Remote


The "git remote" command lets you create, view and remove connections to other repositories. These remote connections are just like bookmarks/favorite links rather than direct links to the other repositories.


List the remote connections you have to other repositories:

$ git remote


List the remote connections including URLs:

$ git remote -v


Create a new connection to a remote repository:

$ git remote add <name> <url>


Remove the connection to the remote repository:

$ git remote rm <name>


Rename a remote connection:

$ git remote rename <oldname> <newname>


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  1. Hi Kunal.
    I am working on Git for past some day. One of may friends suggested your blog. Thanks for sharing these important points.

    1. Glad to hear that. Stay tuned for more posts on this series.

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