Git: “git push” Pushed to A Different Remote Branch Than The One It’s Tracking Remotely?

git branch -vv shows that my local develop branch is tracking the remote fix/some-bug branch. However, a git push command pushed my commits to the remote develop branch.


This is why. There are four options for the behaviour of git push with no appending arguments:

  • matching: push all matching branches. All branches having the same name in both ends are considered to be matching. This is the default.
  • tracking: push the current branch to its upstream branch.
  • current: push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
  • nothing: do not push anything.

You can see what your setting is with:

$ git config push.default

So without additional setting, a simple “git push” command actually pushed all of my local branches to remote ones with the same name.

Now, I want the “tracking” option, so this is what I need to do:

$ git config --global push.default tracking