How to check the remote origin URL of a local Git repository?

Hi all,

Does anyone have a command on hand which could show the remote URL of a specific local git repository?

I usually use the cat command to check the content of the .git/config and look for the remote origin section in there.

But is there a better way of doing this?


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Bobby Iliev
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January 18, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Yes, checking the .git/config file is a good way to go, but here are a couple of other commands that you could use as well:

  • You could use the git config command to get a specific value from your Git config file:
  1. git config --get remote.origin.url
  • The following will show you all of your remote URLs:
  1. git remote -v
  • To want to get more information about the remote repository, you could use the following command:
  1. git remote show origin

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby