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authorJay Soffian <jaysoffian@gmail.com>2008-02-19 16:24:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2008-02-20 05:22:29 (GMT)
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doc: documentation update for the branch track changes
Documents the branch.autosetupmerge=always setting and usage of --track when branching from a local branch. Signed-off-by: Jay Soffian <jaysoffian@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/config.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-branch.txt33
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-checkout.txt23
3 files changed, 34 insertions, 32 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 877eda9..f5994bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -330,10 +330,14 @@ apply.whitespace::
branch.autosetupmerge::
Tells `git-branch` and `git-checkout` to setup new branches
- so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
- remote branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
+ so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
+ starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
- and `--no-track` options. This option defaults to false.
+ and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
+ automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
+ starting point is a remote branch; `always` -- automatic setup is
+ done when the starting point is either a local branch or remote
+ branch. This option defaults to true.
branch.<name>.remote::
When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` which remote to fetch.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
index f920c04..6f07a17 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
@@ -34,12 +34,11 @@ Note that this will create the new branch, but it will not switch the
working tree to it; use "git checkout <newbranch>" to switch to the
new branch.
-When a local branch is started off a remote branch, git can setup the
-branch so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
-remote branch. If this behavior is desired, it is possible to make it
-the default using the global `branch.autosetupmerge` configuration
-flag. Otherwise, it can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
-and `--no-track` options.
+When a local branch is started off a remote branch, git sets up the
+branch so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from
+the remote branch. This behavior may be changed via the global
+`branch.autosetupmerge` configuration flag. That setting can be
+overridden by using the `--track` and `--no-track` options.
With a '-m' or '-M' option, <oldbranch> will be renamed to <newbranch>.
If <oldbranch> had a corresponding reflog, it is renamed to match
@@ -105,19 +104,19 @@ OPTIONS
Display the full sha1s in output listing rather than abbreviating them.
--track::
- Set up configuration so that git-pull will automatically
- retrieve data from the remote branch. Use this if you always
- pull from the same remote branch into the new branch, or if you
- don't want to use "git pull <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. Set the
- branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to true if you
- want git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if
- '--track' were given.
+ When creating a new branch, set up configuration so that git-pull
+ will automatically retrieve data from the start point, which must be
+ a branch. Use this if you always pull from the same upstream branch
+ into the new branch, and if you don't want to use "git pull
+ <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. This behavior is the default
+ when the start point is a remote branch. Set the
+ branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to `false` if you want
+ git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if '--no-track' were
+ given. Set it to `always` if you want this behavior when the
+ start-point is either a local or remote branch.
--no-track::
- When a branch is created off a remote branch,
- set up configuration so that git-pull will not retrieve data
- from the remote branch, ignoring the branch.autosetupmerge
- configuration variable.
+ Ignore the branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable.
<branchname>::
The name of the branch to create or delete.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 584359f..4014e72 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -48,20 +48,19 @@ OPTIONS
may restrict the characters allowed in a branch name.
--track::
- When -b is given and a branch is created off a remote branch,
- set up configuration so that git-pull will automatically
- retrieve data from the remote branch. Use this if you always
- pull from the same remote branch into the new branch, or if you
- don't want to use "git pull <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. Set the
- branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to true if you
- want git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if
- '--track' were given.
+ When creating a new branch, set up configuration so that git-pull
+ will automatically retrieve data from the start point, which must be
+ a branch. Use this if you always pull from the same upstream branch
+ into the new branch, and if you don't want to use "git pull
+ <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. This behavior is the default
+ when the start point is a remote branch. Set the
+ branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to `false` if you want
+ git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if '--no-track' were
+ given. Set it to `always` if you want this behavior when the
+ start-point is either a local or remote branch.
--no-track::
- When -b is given and a branch is created off a remote branch,
- set up configuration so that git-pull will not retrieve data
- from the remote branch, ignoring the branch.autosetupmerge
- configuration variable.
+ Ignore the branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable.
-l::
Create the new branch's reflog. This activates recording of