Thanks Luuk,
This answers my question.

- Eric

On Apr 23, 12:58 am, Luuk Paulussen <> wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> You should be able to do:
> git fetch origin  #This should fetch all remote refs, including the
> remote origin/dij without updating anything locally.
> git checkout -b dij origin/dij  #this will create a local branch
> called dij to track origin/dij
> To reverse the effects of your initial pull, you might want to do:
> git checkout master
> git reset --hard origin/master  #nb, this will destroy any local
> changes to origin master.
> git pull basically does a git fetch followed by a git merge, which is
> not really what you wanted.  Once you have done the above, you should
> be able to do "git pull origin" on any branch to update that branch.
> Cheers,
> Luuk
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