Understanding How Local Git Branches “Track” Remote Branches
I understand conceptually that a branch I create in my local GIT repository must be configured to track a specific branch on a remote GIT if I expect the commands like
pull to work without specifying the remote branch. I would like some one to explain the following output of the
branch -a command to me in terms of tracking, etc.
( I'm using
git-sh by the way, incase it looks different from normal command line interaction. ) So, The red branches are, as I understand them, are read only branches that are the branches from the remote repository origin. And, to my question, I think that arrow has something to do with tracking. I know that in this repository the only tracking that should be configured is the tracking of my local master to the origin's master. But I can't figure out how to read this output to mean that . . . can someone explain this output to me?
How to delete feature branches that is already feature completed? In my local machine when I run 'git branch' I still see old branches that no longer exist in the remote repo. I tried running: 'git fe
My colleague has a repository and doing: $ git remote show origin outputs: * remote origin ... Remote branches: ... DowSzkDoZgl tracked IR-Prod tracked ... Local branches configured for 'git pull': Do
Not sure how I've managed this but I can't create a local and remote branch anymore. ~/myapp(master) > git checkout -b new_feature origin/new_feature fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompat
I have project with many branches. I would like to work on these simultaneously without switching back and forth with git checkout. Is there any way I can do that besides copying whole repository some
Now GitHub will create a hidden branch for each pr, like /pr/1, which can be seen when git branch -a on a local clone, but hidden at GitHub UI. I still want to preserve these branches, but I don't w
git branch -a shows both remote and local branches. git branch -r shows remote branches. Is there a way to list just the local branches?
Using git, if I make git branch --all I can see all remotes branches. It will be possible to get more information about this remote branches, for example the creation date, last edit date and the
I'm trying to synchronize periodically a git bare repository, my local branches are created using the --track option. here is my config (without unnecessary things): [core] bare = true [remote orig
I've tried git branch -r, but that only lists remote branches that I've tracked locally. How do I find the list of those that I haven't? (It doesn't matter to me whether the command lists all remote b
I've the following situation: One internal server (server1) with the main repo with 2 branches master and dev, four developers with 3 clones of the git working with branches of the dev Rules: the ser
There's a bunch of branches on one of my git repo's that I got when I forked it on github. I don't really care for my github fork to have these branches. Is there any way that I can push that will del
When doing a git rebase, I often have difficulty working out what is happening with the 'local' and 'remote' when resolving conflicts. I sometimes have the impression that they swap sides from one com
History: Remote had 8 branches and I forked to create my origin. I created my branch and started working on it. I switched to origin master branch and pulled the remote master branch. Situation: Re
When I used gitk to check my branches, I found the following: I created pretty_url, switched to it, worked on stuff, committed, then switched to master branch (which was clean), then ran git merge pr
How can I find out what are the differences between 2 remote branches? I tried: git diff --name-status remotes/branch-V4.4..remotes/branch-V4.2 But it gives me a list of files which changes. Is there
I have two local git branches that track two remote svn branches. I had those setup in a way that master was tracking the svn trunk and 'branch' tracked the svn 'branch'. recently I was doing some loc
If I remove a remote from my repo (suppose I delete the remote origin), is there a quick way to remove all of the remote tracking branches for that remote? I'm aware of git branch -dr, but I'd have to
I accidentally ran this command: git push --mirror, and now most branches in GitHub are lost. How can I get them back? What information I need to put here?
I have two remote branches, branch A and branch B. Consider the case where I checkout branch A, made a commit and pushed. Now, I want to push the same commit to branch B. These two branches are pretty
I can find a lot of answers to list tracking branches (here), what I would like to do is check what local branches can be safely deleted because the commits have been pushed to a remote already. In mo
I am working on a rails app with quite a few git branches and many of them include db migrations. We try to be careful but occasionally some piece of code in master asks for a column that got removed/
This question already has an answer here: cleaning up old remote git branches 2 answers after running git fetch I can see some branches which are not (anymore) on GitHub (using git branch -a).
I cloned a repository and got a master branch. From the master I created a local branch abc. Now the remote may have progressed. The branches look like this: >git branch -a * abc master remotes/o
We have a large number of central git repositories and use branches to track work on various projects. When a project finishes, we merge to master and push to origin. When starting a new project, I'd
I've setup a git environment (mo github) where I have remote: one branch local: a master branch and a featureX branch that I work on it/ Now, on remote some teammate pushed on remote a feature on re
I am trying to close a git reposotory into my netbeans. I did Team->Git->clone I set the repository url and all , push next , and than there are no branches to select from. How do i add a branch
If a group of 8 people are working on a project is it needed to have separate branches for all members? If so How does one branch the master repo. what happens with merging between branches? How will
I'm new to git and now I'm in this situation: I have four branches (master, b1,b2,b3) after I worked on b1-b3, I realized I have something to change on branch master that should be in all other branc
I'm still new with Git so apologies for the noob question. Previously I've used SVN and worked on projects that had multiple branches. I'd have multiple VS solutions open at once, or at the very least
How can I list any local branches that appear (as per .git/config) to be tracking remote branches that no longer exist? Remote branches are on GitHub in this case but I suspect their location has no r
I can't seem to get git log --branches to correctly filter its output. It seems as if Git ignores it. For example, the head of git log --graph --all --decorate, prints: * commit 3ae0d17538f787bdde68f3
I used the following command to clone svn repo into git and after executing it, i see some spurious branches. git svn clone [SVN repo URL] --no-metadata -A authors-transform.txt --stdlayout ~/temp git
I know I can test this experimentally, but having discussion would be nice. If I have a local head on (local branch) master that has diverged from the remote master, I tend to do a git pull --rebase t
This question already has an answer here: how do I get git to show me which branches are tracking what? 8 answers When I do 'git branch', I get * (no branch) and when I do 'git remote', I get
i am wondering what happens if you squash between branches and push/pull from remote in between. DEVELOPER 1 1. $ git checkout foo 2. $ git commit -m 'changed file' file.txt $ git commit -m 'changed a
I have two branches:master and v2. I want to merge v2 in master so master will be exactly the same as v2. I did this: $> git checkout master $> git merge -Xtheirs v2 now git status returns: Y
I heard that in Git, you can let a local branch A track another local branch B. Why would someone want to do that?
I'm working with a very large Subversion repository that has a pretty messy history. It has a standard directory layout but for one reason of another I can't clone it using git svn clone. After leavin
I have a GIT repository in which there are 4 local branch and numerous remote branch, I want to push the entire repository to the bare repository (including remote branches). I tried using git push or
I read that, after doing a git fetch, your local repo has all the commits from the original repo, but that they are not yet integrated into the cloned repository's local branches. What does this mea
I am trying to make a hook on a remote --bare repository that will copy the source code I send from a local git, in different folders according the branch I'm sending to. I have 3 branches on local: m
I have a branch I've already pushed to github using --set-upstream. I want to rename it now, and have that change reflected on github. Here's what I want to do git branch -m oldbranch newbranch git pu
I have a several branches in my repository and I'm finding that over time it's becoming more difficult to keep them all up to date. I can always be sure that master is up to date because it's easy to
I have a relatively simple Git history, mostly a line with several tags alongside it. However, there is four branches along the road, where several experimental changes were made. So, the tree look(ed
With SVN, I have the following setup: /tags/ /trunk/ /branches/ /branches/my_feature /branches/my_other_feature I want to keep all the branches in sync with mainline trunk, so I periodically run an s
The maintainer of a specific (embedded) linux kernel repo has modified a bunch of ancient commits in order to clean up the history. As a consequence all commits have a different SHA. When I git fetch
The git branching model has a workflow in which we have two branches with an infinite lifetime : develop and master where master reflects a production ready state and develop a state with the latest d
I have cloned my repo and would like to push all my remote branches (origin/*) to a new remote which I configured. I have tried: git push anotherRemote --all but it only pushes the ones that I made a
My man page for git cvsimport says You should never do any work of your own on the branches that are created by git cvsimport. There's something here I don't understand. I'm migrating a project from
If I have many unpushed commits spread among many branches in my local repo, what happens if I type git push? Will all of those commits be pushed or only those which belong to the current branch?