> In git, there are local and remote branches. A local branch is created by
> doing something like `git branch` or `git checkout -b`. You can checkout
> local branches.

By which I mean: you can check them out and have the branch update simply
by doing a commit.

> Suppose you know that a file on origin/master has been updated, and you
> want to update only that file in your checkout.

"In your checkout" here, to point out that you have to `git fetch` before
you can do `git checkout foo -- bar`, since that was already explained in a
previous email. :)

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