A remote is a clone of your repository, positioned on another machine.
GitHub is one of the most commonly used remotes.
If you have an existing repository, you can publish it on GitHub.
The procedure involves creating a repository on the platform, through their web interface, then you add that repository as a remote, and you push your code there.
To add the remote type
git remote add origin https://github.com/YOU/REPONAME.git
An alternative approach is creating a blank repo on GitHub and cloning it locally, in which case the remote is automatically added for you
Once you’re done, you can push your code to the remote, using the syntax
git push <remote> <branch>, for example:
git push origin master
origin as the remote, because you can technically have more than one remote. That is the name of the one we added previously, and it’s a convention.
The same syntax applies to pulling:
git pull origin master
tells Git to pull the
master branch from
origin, and merge it in the current local branch.
Lessons this unit:
|2:||Initialize a repository|
|5:||Push and pull|
|6:||▶︎ Working with a remote|