I committed some changes to my repository at home and then I tried to pull
them at my work and I got the following message
There is no tracking information for the current branch.
Please specify which branch you want to merge with.
See git-pull(1) for details.
git pull <remote> <branch>
If you wish to set tracking information for this branch you can do so with:
git branch --set-upstream master origin/master
Naturally I tried to run git branch --set-upstream master origin/master
And here is what I got when I ran it
The --set-upstream flag is deprecated and will be removed. Consider using
--track or --set-upstream-to
Branch master set up to track remote branch master from origin.
Since this option will be removed I decided to it "the modern" way using
--track. Here is what I got
after running git branch --track master
fatal: A branch named 'master' already exists.
After this error I decided to use --set-upstream-to option. Here is what I
got after running git branch --set-upstream-to=master
warning: Not setting branch master as its own upstream.
Then I ran git pull and everything worked. I suspect it worked because of
--set-upstream deprecated. Can someone explain what have I done
wrong with --track and --set-upstream-to options? Any help is appreciated.
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