Questions tagged [remote-branch]

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How do I check out a remote Git branch?

Somebody pushed a branch called test with git push origin test to a shared repository. I can see the branch with git branch -r. How do I check out the remote test branch? I've tried: git checkout test, which does nothing git checkout origin/test…
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How do I clone all remote branches?

My master and development branches are tracked remotely on GitHub. How do I clone both these branches?
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How do I list all remote branches in Git 1.7+?

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 branches or only those that are untracked.)
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When does Git refresh the list of remote branches?

Using git branch --all shows all remote and local branches. When does Git refresh this list? On pull/push? And how do I refresh it using Git Bash?
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How do you remove an invalid remote branch reference from Git?

In my current repo I have the following output: $ git branch -a * master remotes/origin/master remotes/public/master I want to delete remotes/public/master from the branch list: $ git branch -d remotes/public/master error: branch…
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Git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with switching branches

My problem is related to Fatal Git error when switching branch. I try to fetch a remote branch with the command git checkout -b local-name origin/remote-name but I get this error message: fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with…
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What are the differences between git remote prune, git prune, git fetch --prune, etc

My situation is this... someone working on the same repo has deleted a branch from his local & remote repo... Most people who have asked about this kind of problem on Stack Overflow, or other sites have the issue of branches still showing in their…
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Can't push to remote branch, cannot be resolved to branch

I migrated my repos from Bitbucket or Github. I don't think this matters but it's the only thing different. For a little while, I had two remotes set up: origin: bitbucket github: github Then I removed both and pointed origin to github: git remote…
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Git: which is the default configured remote for branch?

I have a remote bare repository hub. I work only in the master branch. The last sentence of this error message below makes me wonder: How do I find out which is the "default configured remote for your current branch"? And how do I set…
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Git: Cannot see new remote branch

A colleague pushed a new remote branch to origin/dev/homepage and I cannot see it when I run: $ git branch -r I still see preexisting remote branches. I assume this is because my local remote refs are not up-to-date hence when I ran a git pull…
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Listing each branch and its last revision's date in Git

I need to delete old and unmaintained branches from our remote repository. I'm trying to find a way with which to list the remote branches by their last modified date, and I can't. Is there an easy way to list remote branches this way?
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Update a local branch with the changes from a tracked remote branch

I have a local branch named 'my_local_branch', which tracks a remote branch origin/my_remote_branch. Now, the remote branch has been updated, and I am on the 'my_local_branch' and want to pull in those changes. Should I just do: git pull origin…
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fatal: The upstream branch of your current branch does not match the name of your current branch

After doing a checkout of the remote branch releases/rel_5.4.1 using the Git GUI, I'm seeing this unexpected error message when I try to push: fatal: The upstream branch of your current branch does not match the name of your current branch. To push…
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git pull all branches from remote repository

How do I pull all of the remote branches to my own repository? if I type: git branch -a I get a long list of branches, but if I type: git branch I see only 2 of them. How do I pull ALL branches into my local list? I know I can do: git checkout…
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How do I use Git's interactive rebase with a local-only repository (no remote / origin)?

I use git as a local source control system mostly for history and diff tracking. I still want to use rebase to do fixup / squash on WIP commits that I will make periodically. When I try to do git rebase -i though, I get the following: There is no…
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