On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 06:03:34PM -0800, Piers H wrote:

> i seriously don't understand why it's so hard to do this seemingly simple 
> thing - bring me up-to-date. i just want it to get the changes, merge them 
> in and show me the conflicts. i don't know why i have to push my local 
> changes out of the way first, just so i can bring them in later. if there's 
> going to be a conflict, why not let 'merge' or 'pull' give it to me, why 
> make me have to jump through all these extra hoops (stash, stash branch, 
> reset, cherry-pick, etc...) just to get back to the same place.
> i must be missing something, but i just don't see it. what is that SVN is 
> doing wrong by making this so simple?

Let's cite the `git merge` manual:

  Warning: Running git merge with uncommitted changes is discouraged:
  while possible, it leaves you in a state that is hard to back out of in
  the case of a conflict.

So, if you don't want to take this warning or think it does not apply
to you, just `git pull` to a dirty tree.

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