On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Ingo Rohloff <lund...@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> while trying out git (version, I did this:
> git clone -- ssh://myserver/~rohloff/git/w1.git w1
> So I just cloned a test repository.
> The in the cloned "w1" repository I executed:
> git branch origin/master
> git branch remotes/origin/master
> git branch refs/remotes/origin/master
> I now have got three *local* branches with the above names, which
> now seems to make it impossible to refer to the master branch
> from the "origin" *remote* repository.
> Wouldn't it make sense to forbid such names for local branches ?
> For example to enforce some rules like a local branch name *must not*
> start with "remotes/" or "refs/" ?

See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/242096/focus=242181.
The proposal basically is you can't create those branches without -f.
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