I think you are confused.

When you clone a repository, after do that you will redirect into the branch
that was active on that project, instead of into your local branch.

Did you understand?

*On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM, harry <harry.d...@gmail.com> wrote:

> When I clone repos, I am noticiing that half the time the new repo
> does not have a master branch, but instead some other branch that is
> available on the original repos. According to the manual, the clone
> should:
> "checks out an initial branch equal to the cloned repository's
> currently active branch"
> I thought that the currently active branch is shown via 'git branch',
> but I am noticing that the clone does not always have this branch as
> the initial branch. The initial branch is sometimes a branch that was
> used to merge into the active branch.
> I am pretty confused as to what is going on. My end goal is to give
> developers consise instructions on how to create a new branch off the
> master or any other branch they prefer.
> Thanks!
> Harry
> >

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