>From what you've said your assumption is correct, it should just be a 
fast-forward pull/merge on the desktop at the end. Is there any chance you 
could provide the Git commands you're using at each stage? It might also be 
useful to know how you set up the repositories in the first place.


On Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:08:14 UTC, Phillip Tutt wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I am pretty new to git, but I have found that it doesn't work as I would 
> expect.
> I work sometimes from my laptop and other times from my desktop, each 
> having a local git repository.
> I have set up a remote, which I push the changes from my branches to.
> Now, what I would expect is something like this, where each letter 
> represents the code of a commit.
> Desktop A--B          C
>                    \         /
> Remote        B      C 
>                      \     /
> Laptop            B--C   
> 1. A = Initial commit on local repository
> 2. B = commit some changes
> 3. B = changes pushed to remote
> 4. B = code pulled from remote to laptop
> 5. C = commit some changes made on laptop
> 6. C = push changes from laptop to Remote
> 7. C = pull changes from remote back to original branch on desktop.
> The command I used for step 7 was: git pull <remote> <branch>
> What I would expect is the code now on the desktop would be the same as 
> what was on the laptop...however, I found that some kind of merge was 
> happening and conflicts, but shouldn't it just be a fast forward?
> Note, I did not make any changes on the desktop from the time I pushed to 
> the remote to the time I pulled back down, but even if I did, I would 
> expect the merge to work, but I don't have much faith in it at the moment 
> due to my limited experience.
> There's probably an easier way to achieve what I am doing, but hoping 
> someone can provide some guidance?
> Thanks in advance.

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