Remote origin already exists on ‘git push’ to a new repository

Question:

I have my project on GitHub at some location, git@github.com:myname/oldrep.git.

Now I want to push all my code to a new repository at some other location, git@github.com:newname/newrep.git.

I used the command:

but I am receiving this:

fatal: remote origin already exists.

Answer:

You are getting this error because “origin” is not available. “origin” is a convention not part of the command. “origin” is the local name of the remote repository.

For example, you could also write:

To remove a remote repository you enter:

Again “origin” is the name of the remote repository if you want to remove the “upstream” remote:

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