git push after git tag problem (everything up-to-date)

If you attempt to do a normal git push origin master after adding a tag, you’ll get an “Everything up-to-date” message from Git. In short, this is because you have to push a tag to the origin just like you push a branch.

In my case I just created a tag named v0.1, so I pushed it like this:

git push origin v0.1

The output from the git push command looks like this:

$ git push origin v0.1
Counting objects: 1, done.
Writing objects: 100% (1/1), 178 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 1 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
To git@github.com:alvinj/Motify.git
 * [new tag]         v0.1 -> v0.1

Note that I use an annotated tag, which I created like this:

git tag -a v0.1 -m "basic app working, without images"

According to this SO page you can also use this command:

git push --tags

You can find more information about tagging here on the git-scm.com website.