lab 39 What is Origin?
- Learn about naming remote repositories.
$ git remote origin
We see that the cloned repository knows about a remote repository named origin. Let’s see if we can get more information about origin:
git remote show origin
$ git remote show origin * remote origin Fetch URL: /Users/jim/working/git/git_immersion/auto/hello Push URL: /Users/jim/working/git/git_immersion/auto/hello HEAD branch (remote HEAD is ambiguous, may be one of the following): greet master Remote branches: greet tracked master tracked Local branch configured for 'git pull': master merges with remote master Local ref configured for 'git push': master pushes to master (up to date)
Now we see that the remote repository “origin” is simply the original hello repository. Remote repositories typically live on a separate machine, possibly a centralized server. As we can see here, however, they can just as well point to a repository on the same machine. There is nothing particularly special about the name “origin”, however the convention is to use the name “origin” for the primary centralized repository (if there is one).