Changing the Git remote 'push to' default


I want to change the Git default remote branch destination so I could just

git push

Instead of:

git push upstream

Currently this is set to the origin remote and I want to set it to a different remote.

I tried to remove the original (cloned from) remote

git remote rm origin

Which did remove the original remote. But doesn't solve the git push problem. I still get:

fatal: No configured push destination. Either specify the URL from the
command-line or configure a remote repository using...

I also tried to play with:

git remote set-url --push myfork origin

and other options but none seem to work (maybe because I deleted the origin remote too soon?)

Following the answer here I tried to change:

git config push.default upstream (or matching)

but neither worked.


You can use git push -u <remote_name> <local_branch_name> to set the default upstream. See the documentation for git push for more details.

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