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authorFederico Mena Quintero <>2007-10-02 23:32:32 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-10-03 00:26:40 (GMT)
commitac150747d7cc62d53daf9f7c128a0fa88a399f44 (patch)
parent6ea9c7eb2713d55f9af7522e878e6912972bb889 (diff)
Say when --track is useful in the git-checkout docs.
The documentation used to say what the option does, but it didn't mention a use case. Signed-off-by: Federico Mena Quintero <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 734928b..2e58481 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -50,7 +50,9 @@ OPTIONS
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. Set the
+ 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.