On Wed, 3 Aug 2011 11:03:52 -0700 (PDT)
Yang Y <teddyyyy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> if I do
> git clone git://git.apache.org/cassandra.git
> it gives me only the trunk branch, but they have many branches
> I have to use the -b arg for clone to get the other branches.
> "clone" clones a "repository", doesn't "repository" mean the
> collection of all branches?

Let's cite the very first paragraph of the git-clone manual page:

"Clones a repository into a newly created directory, creates
remote-tracking branches for each branch in the cloned repository
(visible using git branch -r), and creates and checks out an initial
branch that is forked from the cloned repository’s currently active

Now it probably worth to fetch some book/howto on Git and read up on
remote tracking branches.  The (freely available on-line) "Pro Git" book
would be OK.

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