git – Change Remote Origin
Sometimes it’s the little things that eat up your day. So here’s a simple howto for all of you git users (LOVE github), to let you change you’re remote origin. Sometimes when creating a new repository it dawns on your that you misspelled something or you just changed your mind. In my case, I am changing all of my repository names from “some nickname” to “clientdomainname.com” this makes it ultra easy for new employees to get familiar with our code sharing process.
Step 1 – Change the repository name
If you click on your repository in gitHub you will see an “Admin” link in the top right of the interface. Once you click Admin one of the first fields you will see is the repository name, if you change this value and click “rename” you will have step 1 done… Boom.
Step 2 – Change the Config data in git
Issue the following commands filling in YOUR data and you should be set to go
$ git remote rm origin $ git remote add origin email@example.com:username/repositoryName.git $ git config master.remote origin $ git config master.merge refs/heads/master
Boom, easy peezy, short and weezy