Thanks for the detailed reply. it makes more sense now. I generally do read the documentation before posting the question. Many times i get lost in the complexities of git while reading the documentation. Your answer helped me, thanks again. cheers -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.