Hello All,

I have been using git for a while and understand the tooling fairly well. 
As the only user of a specific git repo across several machines I simply 
push when done on one machine and then fetch when moving to a different 
machine. For instance when closing my laptop for the day and moving to my 
workstation.

There seems to be no real way to check the status of my local repo against 
the remote (which is the origin master). I only know I need to fetch if I 
know personally that I have pushed changes from a different machine.

I understand that the underlying git principle is that "everything is 
local". Is there really no way to compare local to remote?

Alternatively, should I be branching and merging every time I switch 
machines? This seems a strange way to use the tool.

As I said - hi level question and, otherwise, everything works fine. 

Am I missing something fundamental?

Thanks,

John

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