Pushing to all git remotes with one command

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If you are like me and a long-term git user, you will probably accumulate numerous remotes per repository (maybe one for your private server, one for work, and so on).

Pushing to all of them can get a bit tedious, so I defined a new commnad gpa, which is of course short for git push all:

git remote | xargs -L1 git push --all

Let us dissect this quickly:

  • The need for git remote is obvious because it permits us to enumerate all remotes
  • We need xargs -L1 in order to format the input to fit into one line
  • Finally, the git push --all pushes all branches to the specified remote

I have alias gpa='git remote | xargs -L1 git push --all' in my ZSH configuration, so that I can use this command globally.

Happy committing, until next time!

Update: Conrad was kind enough to point out that one can just as well modify .gitconfig accordingly and make this command an alias of the git command:

  pushall = !git remote | xargs -L1 git push --all