On Tue, 2 Jun 2015 16:08:24 +0200
Magnus Therning <mag...@therning.org> wrote:

> > [...]
> >> at the next `git fetch` people will see that branch locally and
> >> they can check it out using
> >>
> >>     % git checkout -b temporary origin/temporary
> > [...]
> >
> > As a useful shortcut, these days
> >
> >   git checkout origin/temporary
> >
> > will create a local branch named "temporary" which is set to track
> > origin/temporary.
> >
> > Of course, this shortcut is only to be used by those who understand
> > what happens, and why.
> 
> This exemplifies the main issue with `git` I think: the developers
> keep on improving on the UI without telling me! ;)

Oops, I actually disinformed you: the correct command would be

  git checkout temporary

That is, if a local branch with that name does not exist but there is a
remote-tracking branch with such name, but only in a single remote
(that is, there is no ambiguity), the command behaves as I outlined
above.  Sorry for the confusion.

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