> > But for the simple use case where you only have a master > > branch I consider it not really helpful and - at least for me - > > misleading. > > I see what you mean, and you're not the only one. > > Git follows a rule of "never contact another machine unless explicitly > asked to using a command such as 'git pull' or 'git fetch'". To > support this, it makes a distinction between (1) the remote-tracking > ref origin/master and (2) the actual branch "master" in the remote > repository. The former is what is updated by 'git fetch', and the > latter is something git does not know about without talking to the > remote server. > > What documentation did you use when first starting to learn git? > Perhaps it can be fixed to emphasize the distinction between (1) and > (2) earlier.
I think it's not the problem of the documentation but of myself not having it read thorough enough ;-) (This new feature in V1.8.5 of course is not documented in any of the books up to now but in the future could be used to explain the above mentioned rule.) Thanks to you, Bryan and Jiang for your help! --- Thomas -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html