Linus Torvalds wrote:


>       git checkout -b bryan-mm v2.6.13-rc6
> (mental footnote: pronounce it as "git checkout new branch 'bryan-mm' at
> v2.6.13-rc3").
> [ You can also do the exact same thing by
>       git branch bryan-mm v2.6.13-rc6
>       git checkout bryan-mm


> And then you can switch between the different branches with just a simple
>       git checkout <branch>

Having re-read your email, six times or so, I believe those two
incantations finally make sense.

If I'm understanding, I update to a given git repository, branch locally
based on tags and then I can checkout a branch locally, to make that the
active branch.

Thank you for the input !


"Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shores, burning
with the fires of Orc." -- Roy Batty, Blade Runner.
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