I often forget how to upload a new project to a remote Git repository because that is rarely done. Thus I need to summarise the essential steps of this operation in my blog so that I could have a look it back. So here is how you can also do it.
- First, create a remote Git repository in your GitHub or Bitbucket account. You can create a repository in GitHub from the link, or in Bitbucket from the link (remember logging in before clicking these links).
- After creating a remote repository, copy the clone URL. This would look something like:
- firstname.lastname@example.org:<username>/<project-name>.git (based on GitHub) or email@example.com:<username>/<project-name>.git (based on Bitbucket), if you decide to use SSH port.
- https://github.com/<username>/<project-name>.git (based on GitHub) or https://<username>@bitbucket.org/<project-name>.git (based on Bitbucket).git, if you decide to use HTTPS port.
- Next, go to the local directory where you have created your project and run the command git init . This would make your project being tracked by git.
- In addition, you have to map the newly created Git repository in your local directory to the GitHub/Bitbucket remote repository.
git remote add origin [alias-for-this-url] <the-clone-URL-as-described-in-the-step-2> .
- Finally, you can make some modifications, add these changes and push them your remote repository.
That’s it. To test the mapping, type the command git remote -v . This should list your remote repository URLs.
We often encounter a “Permission denied” error, while trying to do a git push , it means that, the server has rejected your connection. To fix this you will have to add your ssh key to your GitHub/Bitbucket account. The steps for adding the ssh keys are well explained here or there.