git push -u <remote> <branch name> command uploads content from a local repository to a remote repository. It is generally used to upload modifications in a local repository with remote team members.
The process is illustrated below:
The options in the
git push -u <remote> <branch name> command are described as follows:
-u flag creates a tracking reference for every branch that you successfully push onto the remote repository. The local branch you push is automatically linked with the remote branch. This allows you to use commands such as git pull without any arguments.
<remote> option specifies the name of the remote repository to which the changes need to be pushed. If you clone a repository, the name of the remote repository is saved under the name
origin on your local system. Alternatively, you can provide the
<branch name>: The
<branch name> option specifies the remote repository branch to which the changes need to be pushed.
The code below shows an example of how to push changes between a local and remote repository:
git push -u email@example.com:username/example.git master
The above command pushes the changes from your local branch to the
master branch of the
-u flag is used, your local branch is automatically linked to the
master branch. Therefore, whenever you need to
pull changes from the
master branch, you can use the command
git pull without any arguments.
For more details and variants of the
git pushcommand, you can check the official documentation.
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