So, there's one HEAD per repository, not one per branch, correct?

-- Pito

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Jacob Helwig <jacob.hel...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:22, Pito Salas <r...@salas.com> wrote:
>> Dilip
>>
>> Thanks, that clears up a lot.
>>
>>>
>>> - Note this difference: a **head** (lowercase) refers to any one of the
>>>  *named* heads (master, stable, dust) in the repository; **HEAD** 
>>> (uppercase)
>>>  refers exclusively to the currently *active head*. This distinction is used
>>>  frequently in Git documentation.
>>
>> Currently "active head" means HEAD for the current checked out branch, yes?
>>
>> Also, then, what exactly does someone get when they do a "git clone"
>> on a remote repo that has multiple branches and hence multiple heads?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Pito
>>
>
> By default they create and checkout a local tracking branch of
> whatever HEAD in the remote repo is pointing at.
>
> "git branch -r" will show you what the remote HEAD is pointing at, if
> you have a clone of the repository.  This is will typically show:
> "origin/HEAD -> origin/master"
>
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