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When pushing changes in Git, why do I get the error message "src refspec master does not match any"?

asked 2022-01-03 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2022-02-23 05:00:00 +0000

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This error message usually occurs when you try to push changes to a remote repository on a branch that does not exist or does not have any commits yet. It can also occur if you have not yet initialized the local repository with a commit, or if you have accidentally deleted the branch locally.

To resolve this error, you can try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are pushing to the correct remote repository and branch.
  2. Verify that you have committed changes locally before pushing.
  3. If you are trying to push to a new branch, create it locally first using the command "git checkout -b <new-branch>" and then push the changes using the command "git push -u <remote> <new-branch>".
  4. If you have accidentally deleted the branch locally, you can recreate it using the command "git checkout -b <branch-name>" and then push the changes.

If none of the above steps work, it may be a good idea to consult the Git documentation or seek help from other experienced Git users.

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