I use gitosis for private git repository hosting (and it’s awesome). If you are interested, this great tutorial will walk you through setting it up yourself.

I recently needed to rename one of my repositories and couldn’t find any info on how to do it, so here is a walk-thru. I will demonstrate the steps of renaming a repository called “tk” to “show-time”.

Rename project in gitosis.conf


[group main]
writable = tk


[group main]
writable = show-time

Push changes

git push origin master

Connect to gitosis server and rename correct folder

cd /home/git/repositories
mv tk show-time

Change the remote reference in all repository clones

cd /src/show-time
git remote rm origin
git remote add origin git@example-git-server.com:show-time.git

Done and done.