Rename Git Repository
There are various possible interpretations of what is meant by renaming a git repository: the displayed name, the repository directory, or the remote repository name. Each requires different steps to rename.
Rename the displayed name (e.g., shown by
.git/descriptionto contain the repository’s name.
- Save the file.
Git does not reference the name of the directory containing the repository, as used by
git clone master child, so we can simply rename it:
- Open a command prompt (or file manager window).
- Change to the directory that contains the repository directory (i.e., do not go into the repository directory itself).
- Rename the directory (e.g., using
mvfrom the command line or the
F2hotkey from a GUI).
Rename a remote repository as follows:
- Go to the remote host (e.g., https://github.com/User/project.
- Follow the host’s instructions to rename the project (will differ from host to host, but usually Settings is a good starting point).
- Go to your local repository directory (i.e., open a command prompt and change to the repository’s directory).
- Determine the new URL (e.g.,
- Set the new URL using git:
git remote set-url origin firstname.lastname@example.org:User/project-new.git
Source: How to rename a git repository?