> A key note in git-fetch(1) is:
>
> > A parameter <ref> without a colon is equivalent to <ref>: when
> > pulling/fetching, so it merges <ref> into the current branch without
> > storing the remote branch anywhere locally.

That bit of the documentation seems a little off to me.  There's no
way that "git fetch" actually performs a merge.  What it does is fetch
the objects and update FETCH_HEAD to point to the fetched ref.

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