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Development Tools Git Basics Working With Remote Repositories GitHub

Vincent Tatan
Vincent Tatan
22,960 Points

What does the "-u" in git push -u origin mean?

I am curious why you need to put -u, and is there any documentation for lists of such addition?

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,147 Points

It sets the "upstream" so you can git pull and git push without arguments, and git knows what to do. Here is a bit more info:

http://mislav.net/2010/07/git-tips/