This new configuration variable defines the default remote to push to,
and overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches.  It is useful
in the typical triangular-workflow setup, where the remote you're
fetching from is different from the remote you're pushing to.

Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
 Documentation/config.txt | 13 ++++++++++---
 remote.c                 |  4 ++++
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index bbba728..8ddd0fd 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -723,9 +723,12 @@ branch.autosetuprebase::
        This option defaults to never.
-       When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
-       remote to fetch from/push to.  It defaults to `origin` if no remote is
-       configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
+       When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
+       which remote to fetch from/push to.  The remote to push to
+       may be overriden with `remote.pushdefault` (for all branches).
+       If no remote is configured, or if you are not on any branch,
+       it defaults to `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushdefault`
+       for pushing.
        Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
@@ -1894,6 +1897,10 @@ receive.updateserverinfo::
        If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
        after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
+       The remote to push to by default.  Overrides
+       `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches.
        The URL of a remote repository.  See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
diff --git a/remote.c b/remote.c
index 4704404..987edc4 100644
--- a/remote.c
+++ b/remote.c
@@ -350,6 +350,10 @@ static int handle_config(const char *key, const char 
*value, void *cb)
        const char *subkey;
        struct remote *remote;
        struct branch *branch;
+       if (!prefixcmp(key, "remote.")) {
+               if (!strcmp(key + 7, "pushdefault"))
+                       git_config_string(&pushremote_name, key, value);
+       }
        if (!prefixcmp(key, "branch.")) {
                name = key + 7;
                subkey = strrchr(name, '.');

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