Why push to multiple repos?

Do want to use both Github & and a Self-hosted Git Repo? Here’s how I’ve been doing it!

I really enjoy self-hosting services that I use everyday. One of those includes a git-style version control software. In my case, I’ve been running Gitea for a few years now and have been really satisfied with everything (except for that one time that an update broke all my templates).

At the same time, there’s the entire social element that comes with Github along with having your public repositories available in a place that other developers are already spending time on. Instead of adding, committing, commenting, and pushing on two different repos, here’s how I run all those commands just once and push it to both repos.

Note: An import git note to remember is that you can only push to multiple remote repositories. You’ll have to select which repo you want to be the main pull repository. Have this be remote-url-one in the below instructions.

Command Line Instructions

These instructions come after you initialize the repo in your directory. Make sure you have both of your remote git URLs handy at this point!

git remote add {{ remote-name }} {{ remote-url-one }}
git remote set-url --add --push {{ remote-name }} {{ remote-url-one }}
git remote set-url --add --push {{ remote-name }} {{ remote-url-two }}

To confirm that everything worked as expected, run git remote -v to check your remote repos. You should see one repo in there twice, once for (push) and once for (fetch).

I use the remote name “all” for multiple repos, so here’s what my git remote -v returns:

> git remote -v
all     https://git.rsmsn.co/Normanras/rsmsn_blog.git (fetch)
all     https://git.rsmsn.co/Normanras/rsmsn_blog.git (push)
all     https://github.com/Normanras/rsmsn_blog.git (push)
all     https://git.rsmsn.co/Normanras/rsmsn_ddblog.git (push)

To now push to your repositories, after adding and committing run git push {{ remote-name }} --all. My command is git push all --all (see why I use all, now?)

Here’s the man page description on the --all flag:

    Push all branches (i.e. refs under refs/heads/); cannot be used
    Instead of naming each ref to push, specifies that all refs under
    end, locally updated refs will be force updated on the remote end,
    Do everything except actually send the updates.
    same as prefixing all refs with a colon.

And that’s it! You should be able to push everything to both of your repos fairly easily now with this new set commands.