Created a private repository on GitHub and when tried to push the files from my server using the below commands, I get
error: src refspec main does not match any.The complete command and error are as below:
# git add . # git commit -m "Initial Commit" # git push origin main
I also used the token as per the latest git policy but didn’t work and got the below error message:
error: src refspec main does not match any. error: failed to push some refs to 'https://ghp_....ROGL....RxUje@github.com/XXXX/XXX.git'
How to solve git error: src refspec main does not match any
Starting from October 1st, GitHub renamed master branch to main and all new repositories will create the default branch named
main. Well, if you are curious to know why this change, then here’s an article explaining the reason.
Lets check the local reference head using the below command.
$ git show-ref 95b095fb6dd8c8af48c35317af7da14bd9f9f622 refs/heads/master
The output of the above command says that the local is still refering to
master head and not the newly renamed
To change the local reference to point to
main branch, replace
HEAD:main in the below command.
# git push origin HEAD:master
# git push origin HEAD:main
The above command states that you want to push the local ref
HEAD to the remote ref