How can I replace my bitbucket repository completely from my local repository?

I have run filters on my complete revision history to force every file to have linux line-endings (due to diff and merge issues).   I would now like to replace my complete Bitbucket cloud repository with this local version. Ideally I want the same URL so existing clones continue to work.

Is it possible to replace the entire existing Bitbucket repository with my local version?

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I discovered I needed to do:

git push --all --force-with-lease

Yes. That works too! I just remembered this blog post:

Nice one! smile

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Hi Mark,

I think you want to perform a Git "force push". Be careful, though, because that is a destructive operation.

You can read more about it here:

You can see a practical example hre:


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I see now that after the filtering, the local repository states thta my local branch and remote branch have diverged, 108 commits each and says I need to do a git pull to merge into the local branch.  Is there a couple of simple git commands that forces all my local commits to the remote repository?

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