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How to make git push/pull work again?

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I have a bunch of GIT repositories on my laptop, which have their "origin" set to repositories on GitHub. After a commit in a local repository, I do

git push -u origin master

to update the remote repository on GitHub. This was all working fine for a long time, up until a few days ago. According to GitHub, my last successful update was 6 days ago, so 13 Aug 2022.

Now when I try to push a new version, the command just sits there for maybe 5 seconds, then ends without doing anything or writing anything to STDOUT or STDERR.

I thought this might be a permission problem, so I deleted all GitHub entries from GIT's cache, and also from the Windows credential manager. I thought that would force it to ask me for password and/or access token again, but no change.

As far as I know, I didn't change any GIT settings, and I certainly didn't update GIT since I was last able to push changes to GitHub. Local interactions with repositories still work. I can commit, view diffs, see logs, etc.

How do I make GIT interactions with remote repositories on GitHub work again?

Windows 10, using GIT from the command line.


Does pull work?

No, same symptom. The command hangs for about 5 seconds, then ends without doing anything or saying anything.

has this failed in multiple repositories?

Yes, all of them. I have dozens of local repositories that are linked to ones on GitHub as the origin. Attempts at pushing or pulling to/from all of them seem to fail the same way.

show us what git remote show origin says

Very interesting. It does the same thing, meaning it hangs for 5 seconds then does nothing. Here is a transcript:

C:\embed\source\util>git remote show origin

C:\embed\source\util>

However, it seems to know something about origin:

C:\embed\source\util>git log --oneline --reverse --decorate
d25440b First version in GIT.
1cf8498 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD) Added error checking routines.

This looks like a strong clue for someone that knows GIT better than I do. It seems that all my local GIT repositories have "forgotten" what the origin is. I have some repositories where the origin is at BitBucket. I just checked one of those, and it has the same problem. So this is apparently an issue with GIT on my machine, not with GitHub or BitBucket.

I checked a few repositories I know I wasn't in recently, and they all have the problem. This means it must be some global GIT setting somewhere? I don't understand GIT enough to make sense of this, though.

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-u is not needed (1 comment)
Can you show us what `git remote show origin` says? (replace your username and package name if you do... (2 comments)
all operations and all repos? (2 comments)
all operations and all repos?
Monica Cellio‭ wrote almost 2 years ago

Does pull work? You ask at the end about making all remote operations work, but I can't tell from the question if anything other than push failed. And has this failed in multiple repositories? (Just trying to isolate the problem. You've probably tried all this already.)

Olin Lathrop‭ wrote almost 2 years ago

Monica Cellio‭ See addition to question.