There's no mention of the 'origin' default, or the fact that the
upstream tracking branch remote is used.

Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <>
 Documentation/git-fetch.txt | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
index e08a028..a7b245d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
@@ -37,6 +37,9 @@ or from several repositories at once if <group> is given and
 there is a remotes.<group> entry in the configuration file.
 (See linkgit:git-config[1]).
+When no remote is specified, by default the `origin` remote will be used,
+unless there's an upstream branch configured for the current branch.

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