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Development Tools Git Basics Working With Remote Repositories Pushing and Pulling

Kartik Kapoor
Kartik Kapoor
3,016 Points

To run $ git push in a cloned repository is it necessary that we should be on branch master in the original repository?

If I try to run $ git push in a cloned repository it gives me an error message.But when I switch to branch master in the original repository and then run the push command from the cloned repository it works just fine.Why is this happening?

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

I think that's probably because you don't have that branch in the remote repo yet, that's why the git push without argument won't work.

Say if you're working on a new test local branch, you first need to git push -u origin test to create the branch in your remote repo and push your code up there; then you can push it to that branch with just git push.