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version control – How do I do an initial push to a remote repository with Git? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/04/30

Based on [WayBack] version control – How do I do an initial push to a remote repository with Git? – Stack Overflow, this is what I do:

On the server

mkdir my_project.git
cd my_project.git
git --bare init

On the client

mkdir my_project
cd my_project
touch .gitignore
git init
git add . git
commit -m "Initial commit"
git remote add origin youruser@yourserver.com:/path/to/my_project.git
git push --set-upstream origin master

The last one is important, especially when you have multiple remotes.

Some servers allow you to skip the server part, as they run them automatically when pushing a new repository from the client.

This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage, for instance when you have typos when adding the remote.

–jeroen

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