Set a Default Push Remote with git


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During my early days of git usage, my config allowed me to simply type git push instead of git push {origin} {branch_name} which I need to now.  Up until recently I needed to type out the long version...(I know)...which was incredibly annoying because I like using detailed branch names.

I'd finally had enough of the copy and paste branch name madness and decided I wanted git push to always push to my origin and the same branch name:

git config --global push.default current

There are a number of push.default values you can use but in most cases, especially when you have a GitHub workflow, current is likely the value you want to use.  Also, since we're using --global, this will be the default for all repositories!