Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Development Tools Introduction to Git GitHub and Other Remote Repositories Adding Remotes

So you would use this on a initialized repo that has no remote repo?

From the title, you would use this if you're trying to pull new file versions from another repo when the directory you're on doesn't have a remote repo because you use git init on it?

1 Answer

Yes, and usually the remote will be a repo that's hosted online. The online repo will get updated on Github/Bitbucket/whatever via a pull request and having it set as the remote on your local repo will allow you to git pull from it.

Let me know if this helps!