git push origin main?
origin is a convention. It’s an alias, short for what we see from the output of
git remote -v. You can name it whatever you want. You can think of it as where this code is “originated” from.
git remote -v # output origin firstname.lastname@example.org:derrykid/workongit.git (fetch) origin email@example.com:derrykid/workongit.git (push)
Set the remote URL as origin and upstream
Whenever we pull the code from remote repository, it flows downstream. If we push up to remote, it’s upstream.
So, if our repository doesn’t specify which remote branch as the upstream. We have to specify it by
git push -u origin main
Set remote URL
git remote add origin https://github.com/USERNAME/repo.git # push changes git push origin main