Chris Rorvick <> writes:

> Had I written the the "already exists" advice in the context of these
> additional statuses I would have said "the destination *tag* reference
> already exists", or maybe even just "the destination *tag* already
> exists".

Yeah, now we do not use "already exists" for anything other than
refs/tags/, right?  Your rewording sounds like the right thing to
make it even clearer.

Thanks for bringing it up.  

Would it be sufficient to do this?  I think "the tag already exists
in the remote" is already clear that we are talking about the

diff --git a/builtin/push.c b/builtin/push.c
index a2b3fbe..78789be 100644
--- a/builtin/push.c
+++ b/builtin/push.c
@@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ static const char message_advice_ref_fetch_first[] =
           "See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for 
 static const char message_advice_ref_already_exists[] =
-       N_("Updates were rejected because the destination reference already 
+       N_("Updates were rejected because the tag already exists\n"
           "in the remote.");
 static const char message_advice_ref_needs_force[] =
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