> From: Matthieu Moy [mailto:matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 2:41 PM
> To: Joachim Schmitz
> Cc: git
> Subject: Re: How to update a cloned git repository
> [ Re-adding git@vger in Cc, I guess it was meant to be so ]
Oops, yes it was meant to.
> "Joachim Schmitz" <j...@schmitz-digital.de> writes:
> >> Then, work on the tip of the topic branch you depend on instead of pu.
> >> These are more stable, as they will be rewritten only if this particular
> >> topic branch changes.
> > These are not available from git hub. Or are they? How?
> I think they exist in some of the repos junio pushes to, but I don't
> remember how/which one.
> Anyway, you can easily get it from the commit that merges the branch
> (it's the-merge-commit^1).
> >> > Like this?
> >> > git pull --rebase HEAD~42
> >> That would be "git fetch" and then "git rebase", as I don't think "git
> >> pull --rebase" would allow you to specify the starting point for rebase.
> > OK, I'll try that next time then. Like this?
> > git fetch;git rebase HEAD~42 --onto origin/pu
> That should work, yes.
> In general, when you have a somehow complex workflow, I recommand
> fetch+(merge|rebase) over pull. It gives you more flexibility, and the
> opportunity to check what you fetched before starting the merge.
I'm sure I'll have more questions later though ;-)
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