Sync BitBucket and GitHub

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At my current job, we keep both a private copy of the code in BitBucket (where all of our code resides), and make a few repos public on GitHub. (Wish I didn’t have to do that, but really, GitHub is the premier place to get your code it seems these days.) So, I decided to come up with a solution to keep both repos up to date as I do my development.

First, I did not want to trust this to an online service. Next, I wanted to make BitBucket my authoritative repo - so I want to work there, and sync to GitHub. Finally, I wasn’t a huge fan of using post-commit hooks or anything like that.

Turns out, since my workflow is almost 100% from the same laptop, a simple edit to my .git/config file is all it takes.

Did you know about the config option pushURL? Now you will!

I’ve decided to do this to keep my copies in sync: Add a pushURL for both BitBucket and GitHub. Here is the before version:

.git/config

[remote "origin"]
    url = [email protected]:account/wordpress-plugin.git

and now add a pushURL for both your repos. Here is the after version:

.git/config

[remote "origin"]
    url = [email protected]:account/wordpress-plugin.git
    pushURL = [email protected]:account/wordpress-plugin.git
    pushURL = [email protected]:account/wordpress-plugin.git

And there you have it - when you do a git push - now you should see it go to both repos. This solution may not be the best for your workflow, but it certainly has saved me a lot of time.

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