Various minor wording fixes throughout the user manual
The section on "Updating a repository with git fetch" was
substantially re-worded to try and better explain `git fetch`.
Signed-off-by: Jeremiah Mahler <jmmah...@gmail.com>
From the feedback I received by Chris Packham  it was clear
that my re-wording of the section "Updating a repository with git fetch"
still wasn't quite right .
I re-worded it some more to try and emphasize the remote (upstream)
and local aspects of `git fetch`. Chris liked those changes better .
I expanded upon this even further. The section on git-pull is similar
so I tried to use that as a basis. I also thought the relationship between
git fetch and git pull was worthy of a short note along with a link to
the section on git-pull.
Documentation/glossary-content.txt | 2 +-
Documentation/user-manual.txt | 28 ++++++++++++++++++----------
2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
index be0858c..4e0b971 100644
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
[[def_alternate_object_database]]alternate object database::
Via the alternates mechanism, a <<def_repository,repository>>
can inherit part of its <<def_object_database,object database>>
- from another object database, which is called "alternate".
+ from another object database, which is called an "alternate".
A bare repository is normally an appropriately
diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
index d33f884..f5fd61b 100644
@@ -416,14 +416,22 @@ REVISIONS" section of linkgit:gitrevisions.
Updating a repository with git fetch
-Eventually the developer cloned from will do additional work in her
-repository, creating new commits and advancing the branches to point
-at the new commits.
+After you clone a repository and commit a few changes of your own, you
+may wish to check the original repository for updates.
+The linkgit:git-fetch command is used to update all the remote-tracking
+branches to the latest version found in those repositories.
+It will not touch any of your own branches--not even the "master"
+branch that was created during clone.
+The linkgit:git-merge command can then be used to merge the changes.
+$ git fetch
+$ git merge origin/master
-The command `git fetch`, with no arguments, will update all of the
-remote-tracking branches to the latest version found in her
-repository. It will not touch any of your own branches--not even the
-"master" branch that was created for you on clone.
+The linkgit:git-pull command,
+performs both of these steps, a fetch followed by a merge.
Fetching branches from other repositories
@@ -1811,8 +1819,8 @@ manner.
You can then import these into your mail client and send them by
hand. However, if you have a lot to send at once, you may prefer to
use the linkgit:git-send-email script to automate the process.
-Consult the mailing list for your project first to determine how they
-prefer such patches be handled.
+Consult the mailing list for your project first to determine
+their requirements for submitting patches.
Importing patches to a project
@@ -2255,7 +2263,7 @@ $ git checkout test && git merge speed-up-spinlocks
It is unlikely that you would have any conflicts here ... but you might if you
spent a while on this step and had also pulled new versions from upstream.
-Some time later when enough time has passed and testing done, you can pull the
+Sometime later when enough time has passed and testing done, you can pull the
same branch into the `release` tree ready to go upstream. This is where you
see the value of keeping each patch (or patch series) in its own branch. It
means that the patches can be moved into the `release` tree in any order.
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