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 * libgit2 "push" example - shows how to push to remote
 * Written by the libgit2 contributors
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#include "common.h"

This example demonstrates the libgit2 push API to roughly simulate git push.

This does not have:

  • Robust error handling
  • Any of the git push options

This does have:

  • Example of push to origin/master

Entry point for this command

int lg2_push(git_repository *repo, int argc, char **argv) {
  git_push_options options;
  git_remote* remote = NULL;
  char *refspec = "refs/heads/master";
  const git_strarray refspecs = {

    /* Validate args */
  if (argc > 1) {
    printf ("USAGE: %s\n\nsorry, no arguments supported yet\n", argv[0]);
    return -1;

  check_lg2(git_remote_lookup(&remote, repo, "origin" ), "Unable to lookup remote", NULL);
  check_lg2(git_push_options_init(&options, GIT_PUSH_OPTIONS_VERSION ), "Error initializing push", NULL);

  check_lg2(git_remote_push(remote, &refspecs, &options), "Error pushing", NULL);

  return 0;