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authorPhilippe Blain <>2020-08-12 23:52:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-08-13 18:20:25 (GMT)
commit847b37271ed607d459fbe0f60a6dea937787390a (patch)
treeef9148364f335fda9fdaee5dd96752eba46d13a0 /Documentation/fetch-options.txt
parent47ae905ffb98cc4d4fd90083da6bc8dab55d9ecc (diff)
fetch, pull doc: correct description of '--set-upstream'
The '--set-upstream' option to `git fetch` (which is also accepted by `git pull` and passed through to the underlying `git fetch`) allows setting the upstream configuration for the current branch. This was added in 24bc1a1292 (pull, fetch: add --set-upstream option, 2019-08-19). However, the documentation for that option describes its action as 'If the remote is fetched successfully, pull and add upstream (tracking) reference [...]', which is wrong because this option does not cause neither `git fetch` nor `git pull` to pull: `git fetch` does not pull and `git pull` always pulls. Fix the description of that option. Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
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@@ -186,7 +186,7 @@ ifndef::git-pull[]
- If the remote is fetched successfully, pull and add upstream
+ If the remote is fetched successfully, add upstream
(tracking) reference, used by argument-less
linkgit:git-pull[1] and other commands. For more information,
see `branch.<name>.merge` and `branch.<name>.remote` in