On Jul 23, 2014 5:11 AM, "Ross Boylan" <r...@biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> My local master branch is the result of a merge of upstream master and
> some local changes.  I want to merge in more recent upstream work.
> git pull doesn't seem to have updated origin/master, and git checkout
> origin/master also doesn't seem to work.

git pull with two parameters in older versions will not update remote
tracking branches. That's because the last parameter expects a refspec
with a source and destination and you only specify a source.

Doing a git fetch will update them.

> ross@tempserver:~/UCSF/Choi/GitHub/ESS$ git --version
> git version

Version 1.8.4 changes this behavior and will update the remote
tracking branches.
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