Prevent git to push to wrong remote

I have a local branch “gh” that I always want to push to my account on github; I also have another local branch “lab” that I always want to push to my organization’s account on github.
I have setup two remotes (gh and lab) for that.

$ git remote -v
gh (fetch)
gh (push)
lab (fetch)
lab (push)

I’m afraid to inadvertently mess the two when pushing. Is there a way to prevent that?
I’ve already fetched the two successfully, so I thing they’re somehow “linked” together correctly… how do I manage what branches are “linked” to what remote branches and is there a safety mechanism?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Prevent git to push to wrong remote”

    I noticed you might be confusing the terms branch and remote:

    • A remote Remote repositories are versions of your project that are hosted on the Internet or network somewhere.

    • A branch let’s you create an isolated environment for making changes in a repository.

    I believe you’re trying to avoid confusion between pushing to the wron remote.

    So suppose you have a branch my_branch in your personal GitHub account.

    The safer way to ensure the remote you’re working with is to explicitly say what remote are you pushing to:

    • If you want to push to your personal repository:

      git push gh my_branch
    • If you want to push to your organization’s repository:

      git push lab working_branch

    It will be his pattern:

    git push <remote> <remote_branch>

    You could also set up a local branch to track the remote branch on your remote gh like this:

    git checkout -b my_branch -t gh/my_branch

    Hope this helps.

    If you really want to avoid messing things out, then you could consider working with two local repos, each cloning a specific branch:

    • one cloning
    • one cloning

    That way, you are sure you are not in the wrong branch, or pushing to the wrong remote.

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