Git init: error "src refspec master does not match any"

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Git init: error "src refspec master does not match any"

Postby peter_b » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:27 pm

Setting up my first Git repository, according to instructions in "Setting up the Server" (

Executing the following command:
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$ git push origin master

Was followed by this error message:
error: src refspec master does not match any.

Quite cryptic.

The problem was that the folder on the client was empty.
Simply create any file, do a "git add" on it, then commit - and then try pushing it again.

Thanks to Mark Longair (on Stackoverflow), solving it was simple.
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