How to change the URI (URL) for a remote Git repository?

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You can

git remote set-url origin new.git.url/here 

(see git help remote) or you can edit .git/config and change the URLs there. You're not in any danger of losing history unless you do something very silly (and if you're worried, just make a copy of your repo, since your repo is your history.)

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git remote -v # View existing remotes # origin  https://github.com/user/repo.git (fetch) # origin  https://github.com/user/repo.git (push)  git remote set-url origin https://github.com/user/repo2.git # Change the 'origin' remote's URL  git remote -v # Verify new remote URL # origin  https://github.com/user/repo2.git (fetch) # origin  https://github.com/user/repo2.git (push) 

Changing a remote's URL

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git remote set-url {name} {url}

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/myName/GitTest.git 
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Change Host for a Git Origin Server

from: http://pseudofish.com/blog/2010/06/28/change-host-for-a-git-origin-server/

Hopefully this isn’t something you need to do. The server that I’ve been using to collaborate on a few git projects with had the domain name expire. This meant finding a way of migrating the local repositories to get back in sync.

Update: Thanks to @mawolf for pointing out there is an easy way with recent git versions (post Feb, 2010):

git remote set-url origin ssh://newhost.com/usr/local/gitroot/myproject.git 

See the man page for details.

If you’re on an older version, then try this:

As a caveat, this works only as it is the same server, just with different names.

Assuming that the new hostname is newhost.com, and the old one was oldhost.com, the change is quite simple.

Edit the .git/config file in your working directory. You should see something like:

[remote "origin"] fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/* url = ssh://oldhost.com/usr/local/gitroot/myproject.git 

Change oldhost.com to newhost.com, save the file and you’re done.

From my limited testing (git pull origin; git push origin; gitx) everything seems in order. And yes, I know it is bad form to mess with git internals.

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git remote set-url origin git://new.location 

(alternatively, open .git/config, look for [remote "origin"], and edit the url = line.

You can check it worked by examining the remotes:

git remote -v # origin  git://new.location (fetch) # origin  git://new.location (push) 

Next time you push, you'll have to specify the new upstream branch, e.g.:

git push -u origin master 

See also: GitHub: Changing a remote's URL

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