Git push error ‘[remote rejected] master -> master (branch is currently checked out)’

The error message error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master is emitted by the remote repository and it means you’re trying to push code to remote non-bare repository that has different code currently checked out in the working directory. The best way to avoid this problem is to push to bare repositories only – this problem cannot ever happen with a bare repository.

You can simply convert your remote repository to bare repository (there is no working copy in the bare repository – the folder contains only the actual repository data).

Execute the following command in your remote repository folder:

git config --bool core.bare true

Then delete all the files except .git in that folder. And then you will be able to perform git push to the remote repository without any errors.

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