On Fri, 2013-07-26 at 14:43 -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 07:39:37PM +0200, Carlos Martín Nieto wrote:
> > A command of e.g.
> > 
> >     git push --set-upstream /tmp/t master
> > 
> > will call install_branch_config() with a remote name of "/tmp/t". This
> > function will set the 'branch.master.remote' key to, which is
> > nonsensical as there is no remote by that name.
> Is it nonsensical? It does not make sense for the @{upstream} magic
> token, because we will not have a branch in tracking branch refs/remotes

This was the main point, yes; the only time I've seen it used is by
mistake/misunderstanding, and thinking that you wouldn't want to do
something like what's below.

You are also unable to do this kind of thing through git-branch, and as
it seemed to be an oversight, I wanted to tighten it up.

> to point to. But the configuration would still affect how "git pull"
> chooses a branch to fetch and merge.
> I.e., you can currently do:
>   git push --set-upstream /tmp/t master
>   git pull ;# pulls from /tmp/t master

Interestingly, this actually fetches the right branch from the remote. I
wasn't expecting something like this to work at all.

Somewhat doubtful that this usage is something you'd really want to do,
I see that it does behave properly.


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