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how to push code to the existing bitbucket repository first time using sourcetree ?

Deleted user Feb 25, 2020

Hi,

i have an exitsing code on my local drive and i have created a empty (new ) repo in the bit bucket. now i want to push the code to the repo using the source tree.  i dont want to clone to a new folder and copy the files allover instead i want to commit the existing folder to the repo using source tree not the command line way. Please let me know if anyone has a solution to this.

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Feb 25, 2020

Hi @[deleted],

Welcome to Atlassian Community.

There should be instructions for how to populate your repository with local code shown if you access your repository in Bitbucket, but here are the steps:

  1. Cd into your directory that have your code
  2. Initiate it as a Git repository by running these commands
    git init
    git add --all
    git commit -m "Initial Commit"
  3. Copy the URL for you empty repository in Bitbucket
  4. Set the remote URL for your repository and push your initial commit
    git remote add origin <the URL for your Bitbucket repository> 
    git push -u origin master

Done, you should now see your code in Bitbucket.

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> There should be instructions for how to populate your repository with local code shown if you access your repository in Bitbucket

 

There apparently isn't when keeping the default option (include a .gitignore). And then, then the instructions fail (fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories).

 

In my case, I had to delete the new repository and create another one, making sure there was no .gitignore. Then the instructions appeared and worked.

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Following on @blaiseli , the instructions above, and the Bitbucket default, is incorrect. You must have a completely bare repository to avoid a failed operation.

So, steps are

  • When creating the remote repository on Bitbucket, DO NOT create ANY files, No readme, no gitignore, or anything else that might be suggested.
  • Then execute commands locally:
git remote add origin <the URL for your Bitbucket repository> 
git push -u origin master

Or you can a force push, which will wipe out all existing files on the new repo

 

git push -u origin master --force

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