On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Blake McBride <blake1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I now see that the -a list option displays all of the branches. The branch
> names are preceded with remotes/origin. Don't know what that means or what
> is occurring when I check it out (from the local repository) to make it a
> local branch. Again, I am lost. (I come from the subversion world which
> seems easy.)
I don't understand what is so difficult: 'origin/master' means the
'master' branch in the 'origin' repository. To see the URLs of the
remote repositories you can do 'git remote -v'.
> Also, now that I can see some sort of branches that were created somewhere
> else and have some sort of other status, how can I tell where these branches
> were off of and what cross branch merges occurred?
Just like you would do with local branches. A command like this
usually does the trick:
git log --oneline --graph --decorate origin/master...master
> I have the available three books on git. What would you recommend in order
> to understand all of the above difficulties?
Why don't you use the link I sent to the ProGit book chapter about
these? It's free.
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