Setup: the origin repo

When beginning to collaborate on a coding project using git, there are a couple of steps to create a local copy of the repo. Assuming you’re joining a project that’s already underway, use the git clone command to create your own local copy. In the same way that master is the default name for the main development branch, origin is the default name for your shared repo server.


$ git clone


You now have the master branch on your local machine, with a link to as your origin repo. To verify the origin repo is what you expect, use the git config command.


$ git config --get remote.origin.url