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authorMichael Schubert <>2013-07-03 09:12:34 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-07-03 20:27:15 (GMT)
commitd6ac1d2120573a9dab5a9502fd1cb1a8e4ad58b5 (patch)
parentf66d000b0d7d6d3c858f3aacd9a67d4809ac8011 (diff)
Change "remote tracking" to "remote-tracking"
Fix a typo ("remote remote-tracking") going back to the big cleanup in 2010 (8b3f3f84 etc). Also, remove some more occurrences of "tracking" and "remote tracking" in favor of "remote-tracking". Signed-off-by: Michael Schubert <> Reviewed-by: Johan Herland <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
6 files changed, 17 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-p4.txt b/Documentation/git-p4.txt
index c579fbc..8cba16d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-p4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-p4.txt
@@ -176,13 +176,16 @@ Sync options
These options can be used in the initial 'clone' as well as in
subsequent 'sync' operations.
---branch <branch>::
- Import changes into given branch. If the branch starts with
- 'refs/', it will be used as is. Otherwise if it does not start
- with 'p4/', that prefix is added. The branch is assumed to
- name a remote tracking, but this can be modified using
- '--import-local', or by giving a full ref name. The default
- branch is 'master'.
+--branch <ref>::
+ Import changes into <ref> instead of refs/remotes/p4/master.
+ If <ref> starts with refs/, it is used as is. Otherwise, if
+ it does not start with p4/, that prefix is added.
+By default a <ref> not starting with refs/ is treated as the
+name of a remote-tracking branch (under refs/remotes/). This
+behavior can be modified using the --import-local option.
+The default <ref> is "master".
This example imports a new remote "p4/proj2" into an existing
Git repository:
diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
index e576713..bfff090 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@ OPTIONS
This option is only valid for the update command. Instead of using
the superproject's recorded SHA-1 to update the submodule, use the
- status of the submodule's remote tracking branch. The remote used
+ status of the submodule's remote-tracking branch. The remote used
is branch's remote (`branch.<name>.remote`), defaulting to `origin`.
The remote branch used defaults to `master`, but the branch name may
be overridden by setting the `submodule.<name>.branch` option in
diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
index db2a74d..dba5062 100644
--- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
+++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ Note that commands that operate on the history of the current branch
while the HEAD is detached. They update the HEAD to point at the tip
of the updated history without affecting any branch. Commands that
update or inquire information _about_ the current branch (e.g. `git
-branch --set-upstream-to` that sets what remote tracking branch the
+branch --set-upstream-to` that sets what remote-tracking branch the
current branch integrates with) obviously do not work, as there is no
(real) current branch to ask about in this state.
@@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ This commit is referred to as a "merge commit", or sometimes just a
The default upstream <<def_repository,repository>>. Most projects have
at least one upstream project which they track. By default
'origin' is used for that purpose. New upstream updates
- will be fetched into remote <<def_remote_tracking_branch,remote-tracking branches>> named
+ will be fetched into <<def_remote_tracking_branch,remote-tracking branches>> named
origin/name-of-upstream-branch, which you can see using
`git branch -r`.
diff --git a/builtin/clone.c b/builtin/clone.c
index dad4265..9d98cb5 100644
--- a/builtin/clone.c
+++ b/builtin/clone.c
@@ -697,7 +697,7 @@ static void write_refspec_config(const char* src_ref_prefix,
* otherwise, the next "git fetch" will
* simply fetch from HEAD without updating
- * any remote tracking branch, which is what
+ * any remote-tracking branch, which is what
* we want.
} else {
diff --git a/builtin/merge.c b/builtin/merge.c
index 3e2daa3..622f5db 100644
--- a/builtin/merge.c
+++ b/builtin/merge.c
@@ -948,7 +948,7 @@ static int evaluate_result(void)
- * Pretend as if the user told us to merge with the tracking
+ * Pretend as if the user told us to merge with the remote-tracking
* branch we have for the upstream of the current branch
static int setup_with_upstream(const char ***argv)
@@ -967,7 +967,7 @@ static int setup_with_upstream(const char ***argv)
args = xcalloc(branch->merge_nr + 1, sizeof(char *));
for (i = 0; i < branch->merge_nr; i++) {
if (!branch->merge[i]->dst)
- die(_("No remote tracking branch for %s from %s"),
+ die(_("No remote-tracking branch for %s from %s"),
branch->merge[i]->src, branch->remote_name);
args[i] = branch->merge[i]->dst;
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index dd10ff0..8d0f3e3 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ test_expect_success 'add another remote' '
-test_expect_success C_LOCALE_OUTPUT 'check remote tracking' '
+test_expect_success C_LOCALE_OUTPUT 'check remote-tracking' '
cd test &&
check_remote_track origin master side &&