Rebasing Remote Branches in Git

Git is an open-source tracking tool often used for source code management. It features old commands and functions that make the developer’s work pretty straightforward. Rebasing is one such function that is defined as a process of merging a sequence of Git repository commits to a new base commit. It is the most useful visualization in the context of features branching workflow. The rebasing process can be performed on the local branches and then pushed into the remote branches.

This blog will provide the process of rebasing remote branches.

How to Perform Rebasing Remote Branches Operation in Git?

To rebase the remote branch in Git, try the following steps:

  • Go to the particular local repository.
  • Check the remote URL list.
  • Pull the latest remote repository.
  • View the list of all local branches.
  • Switch to the desired branch.
  • Run the “git rebase <branch-name>” and push it to the GitHub hosting server.

Step 1: Move to Local Repository

First, navigate to the local repository by running the “cd” command:

$ cd "C:\Users\nazma\Git\naz-test"

Step 2: View Remote List

Then, check the list of all available remote URLs through the following command:

$ git remote -v

Step 3: Git Pull

Next, perform the Git pull operation to download the copy of the remote “master” branch:

$ git pull origin master

According to the below-listed output, the local repository is already up to date with the remote repository:

Step 4: Check Git Local Branches

After that, execute the “git branch” command to check the list of all local branches:

$ git branch

Here, we have selected the highlighted branch for performing the rebasing operation with the remote branch:

Step 5: Switch to Desired Branch

Next, switch to the targeted local branch by utilizing the “git checkout” command:

$ git checkout dev

Step 6: Perform Git Rebase Operation

Finally, run the “git rebase” along with the desired local branch name:

$ git rebase master

As you can see, the rebasing process has been performed successfully:

Step 7: Push Rebase Branch to Remote Repo

Lastly, push the rebased local branch to the remote repository by utilizing the “git push” command along with the remote URL and local branch name:

$ git push origin dev

Step 8: Verify Rebase Operation

To ensure the rebasing operation, run the following command to view the Git commit log history:

$ git log .

In the below-given output, the highlighted remote branch indicates that the rebasing on the remote branch has been applied successfully:

We have elaborated on the rebasing of remote branches in Git.


To rebase the remote branch in Git, first, go to the particular local repository, check the remote URL list, and pull the latest remote repository. Then, show the list of all local branches and navigate to the particular branch. After that, execute the “git rebase <branch-name>” and push it to the GitHub hosting server. This blog illustrated the process of rebasing remote branches.

About the author

Maria Naz

I hold a master's degree in computer science. I am passionate about my work, exploring new technologies, learning programming languages, and I love to share my knowledge with the world.