On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 5:32 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Answer: because 'git fetch .' doesn't make any sense. So if
>> 'branch.HEAD.remote' is '.' it doesn't make sense to do 'git fetch .'.
> I agree that 'git fetch .' is currently not useful (and I am not
> against changing its behavior), but my question pertains to why you
> are replacing it with the hard-coded "origin".
'origin' is already hard-coded.
% git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git
What would be the name of the remote? 'origin'.
% git checkout --no-track -b test
% git fetch
What is the remote that is used? 'origin'.
> What happens when I
> git branch -t -b devel hot-branch where branch.hot-branch.remote = ram
> and not origin?
The same thing that happens when you git branch --no-track -b devel hot-branch.
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