Thomas Rast <> writes:

> In some sense this is a really bad case of wrong UI design, because we
> (this happens on #git a lot) have to teach users not to use the command
> so they won't trip over this problem.  It would be better to fix the
> real issue instead.  IIRC it was even on the 1.8.0 wishlist...

Is it?

There already is a way to ask it to update the single tracking
branch while fetching; "git fetch origin master" that
unconditionally updates refs/remotes/origin/master without a way to
tell it not to do so will be a grave usability regression.
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