How to remove a Git remote

I had this need. I wanted to create an exact copy of an existing website, and put it in a subdomain, as an archive.

Now this site is under version control, and I wanted to retain the Git history but also deploy it to a new GitHub repo, so I could deploy it separately, now both sites could go on their own destiny.

The website is a Hugo site, so I just copied the website folder into a separate folder, and that was it, locally.

So I went into the copied site folder in the terminal, and I ran

git remote -v

this listed the existing GitHub repository as the “origin” remote.

I ran:

git remote rm origin

This removed the origin remote, so running git remote -v didn’t return anything any more.

Now since I use GitHub Desktop I just dragged the folder in that app, and I was able to create a new, different GitHub repository from there.

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