I am learning git using a tutorial, and stumbled over the following problem:
Starting with my own repository, I had created a bare repository, and
assigned a name to it, like this:
# I already have a repository my_repo1
git clone --bare . ~/github/master.git
git remote add master ~/github/master.git
Now I created another repository:
git clone ~/github/master.git .
I can now work with the my repositories by pushing and pulling the files.
Everything fine so far. However I noticed the following:
git pull ~/github/master.git
But this does not:
git pull master
The error message I receive is: "You asked to pull from the remote
'master', but did not specify a branch."
I thought that my assigning the name "master" to the remote repository, I
can just use this name instead of the long "real" name, but obviously this
is not true. It seems that the command "git remote add" not 'just' adds an
alternative name to the repository, but has some additional semantics.
Could someone please enlighten be here?
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