Pushing to multiple git repositories from a single codebase

August, 12 2020 Tech

I have used git for over 2 years and never had a reason to push to two different remote repositories from one single codebase. Just yesterday, I stumbled upon a reason and had to do some research.

I found a way and thought to share, just in case it may come handy. Note that this can work for multiple repositories even if they are hosted with same or different git companies.

To see the effect of the commands that we will be experimenting, open the file .git/config and observe.

Lets suppose you have repositories with the addresses;

[email protected]:nuhu-ibrahim/project.git
[email protected]:nuhu-ibrahim/project.git

To set up the push URLs, execute the following:

git remote set-url --add --push origin [email protected]:nuhu-ibrahim/project.git
git remote set-url --add --push origin [email protected]:nuhu-ibrahim/project.git

Executing these commands will add the new repositories to the remote.origin.pushurl config entry. Henceforth, pushes will send to both of these destinations, rather than the fetch URL.

To check out the status and content of the .git/config, run:

git remote show origin

To push, you can then run:

git push


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By Nuhu Ibrahim

Full Stack Web and Desktop Developer