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Development Tools Git Basics Working With Remote Repositories Pushing and Pulling

Not understanding the difference between pushing and pulling...

Can somebody point out where in the video does it say the difference? Better yet, can somebody just explain to me? I'm clueless... Thanks! Any help appreciated :grin:


1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
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Just imagine the remote repo is in the cloud, cause it kinda is. And in the remote repo, we store the master version, and all other versions of our code (in seperate branches) in this repo.

When you work on something on your local computer, and you want to make it available to everyone else on the project, you commit the code to your local repo, and then you "push" your code up to the remote repo.

The opposite is true, when you want to update your local repo with the code others have worked on, you "pull" the code down from the remote repo, to your machine, where you can start your work to later "push" back up to the repo.

Thanks for explaining! :-)