git add remote branch

I am not sure if you are trying to create a remote branch from a local branch or vice versa, so I’ve outlined both scenarios as well as provided information on merging the remote and local branches.

Creating a remote called “github”:

git remote add github git://
git fetch github

List all remote branches:

git branch -r

Create a new local branch (test) from a github’s remote branch (pu):

git branch test github/pu
git checkout test

Merge changes from github’s remote branch (pu) with local branch (test):

git fetch github
git checkout test
git merge github/pu

Update github’s remote branch (pu) from a local branch (test):

git push github test:pu

Creating a new branch on a remote uses the same syntax as updating a remote branch. For example, create new remote branch (beta) on github from local branch (test):

git push github test:beta

Delete remote branch (pu) from github:

git push github :pu

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