I have created a git annex repo, added data. I then went to check it out in another location in the following way (my goal is to checkout origin, add a test file, push it back to origin). git clone ../test_repo/

282 17:19 cd test_repo/

283 17:19 ls

284 17:19 git status

285 17:22 git annex init DEV

286 17:22 touch test.txt

287 17:22 vi test.txt

288 17:22 git annex merge

289 17:22 git annex add test.txt

290 17:22 git commit -am "test"

291 17:23 git push origin master git-annex

However I am getting the following error

Counting objects: 3, done.

Delta compression using up to 48 threads.

Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done.

Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 364 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done.

Total 3 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)

remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master

remote: error: By default, updating the current branch in a non-bare repository

remote: error: is denied, because it will make the index and work tree inconsistent

remote: error: with what you pushed, and will require 'git reset --hard' to match

remote: error: the work tree to HEAD.

remote: error:

remote: error: You can set 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to

remote: error: 'ignore' or 'warn' in the remote repository to allow pushing into

remote: error: its current branch; however, this is not recommended unless you

remote: error: arranged to update its work tree to match what you pushed in some

remote: error: other way.

remote: error:

remote: error: To squelch this message and still keep the default behaviour, set

remote: error: 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to 'refuse'.

To /test_repo/

! [remote rejected] master -> master (branch is currently checked out)

error: failed to push some refs to '/test_repo/'

What am I missing?