Junio C Hamano wrote:
> For those who
> want to _learn_ what possibilities are available to them (i.e. they
> are not going from `tracking` to what it means, but going in the
> opposite direction), it should be unmistakingly clear that
> `tracking` is not a part of the choices they should make.
Until pre-1.7.4 versions of git fall out of use, I don't agree that
the above is true. :(
> I do not
> think the following list created by a simple "revert" makes it clear.
> * `nothing` - do not push anything.
> * `matching` - push all branches having the same name in both ends.
> * `upstream` - push the current branch to ...
> * `simple` - like `upstream`, but refuses to ...
> * `tracking` - deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
> * `current` - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
How about the following?
* `nothing` - ...
* `matching` - ...
* `upstream` - ...
* `simple` - ...
* `current` - ...
For compatibility with ancient config files, the following synonym
is also supported. Don't use it.
* `tracking` - old name for `upstream`
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