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Development Tools Introduction to Git GitHub and Other Remote Repositories Pushing Commits to GitHub

Colin Sandlin
Colin Sandlin
4,512 Points

Getting fatal: unable to access (link)

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ git remote add origin https://github.com/ColinSandlin/medals.git                                                                      
fatal: remote origin already exists.                                              
treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ git push -u origin master                           
fatal: unable to access 'https://git/': Could not resolve host: git

Can anyone help me figure out what's going on? Thanks.

1 Answer

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,842 Points

It looks like you already have a remote repository set up called origin. Because of this, git refuses to add another one called origin, and the first command you wrote doesn't actually apply. Since it already exists, you want to modify origin's URL instead of make a new remote called origin. You'd do that like this:

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/ColinSandlin/medals.git

After that, your origin remote should work just fine

This response helped me too, thanks :D