Category Archives: git

Whiny git – getting rid of the ‘You did not specify any refspecs’ error

Newer versions of git will complain if you just do a

git push

in your current branch to push it to a remote:

pleb:funpop will$ git push
warning: You did not specify any refspecs to push, and the current remote
warning: has not configured any push refspecs. The default action in this
warning: case is to push all matching refspecs, that is, all branches
warning: that exist both locally and remotely will be updated. This may
warning: not necessarily be what you want to happen.
warning: You can specify what action you want to take in this case, and
warning: avoid seeing this message again, by configuring 'push.default' to:
warning: 'nothing' : Do not push anything
warning: 'matching' : Push all matching branches (default)
warning: 'tracking' : Push the current branch to whatever it is tracking
warning: 'current' : Push the current branch
Counting objects: 37, done.
Delta compression using up to 2 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (20/20), done.
Writing objects: 100% (21/21), 4.58 KiB, done.
Total 21 (delta 11), reused 0 (delta 0)
e9ca06a..5507c19 master -> master

You can get rid of this by just doing:

git config --add push.default current

and now git will work like it did before, without the noise.