When working with git, you may encounter various errors, especially when working on the same codebase with a team.
The Error Message
error: failed to push some refs to remote git error occurs when new changes are pushed to the repository on version control not yet made it to your local repository. This could happen when you are working with someone on one project and simultaneously push to a branch.
Many times, git shows you hints on why updates are rejected (
hint: e.g. git pull…). If the hints don’t work try this fix:
The Fix: git pull
We need to git pull before we push.
Try these steps to fix:
git pull -rebase origin [master | main | other branch name]
git push origin [master | main | other branch name]
Git pull combines
git fetch and
git merge into one command – it takes the remote changes from your remote branch and integrates them into your local branch. This is due to the
Some version control companies are in the process of changing their master branches to main branches – if your production branch is master, use
master; likewise, if your production branch is main, use
That’s all there is to it!