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authorJeff King <>2009-04-13 11:11:56 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-13 16:02:18 (GMT)
commit167d7445433bb6dfac6b844b99ae455129326141 (patch)
tree463da3bb726f40057de40f455d07d6ac7c09a463 /Documentation/git-checkout.txt
parent70e966477aacf46d4d6cb8c01f8bd9a9ceb5e80f (diff)
doc: refer to tracking configuration as "upstream"
The term "tracking" often creates confusion between remote tracking branches and local branches which track a remote branch. The term "upstream" captures more clearly the idea of "branch A is based on branch B in some way", so it makes sense to mention it. At the same time, upstream branches are used for more than just git-pull these days; let's mention that here. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
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@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ guessing results in an empty name, the guessing is aborted. You can
explicitly give a name with '-b' in such a case.
- Do not set up tracking configuration, even if the
+ Do not set up "upstream" configuration, even if the
branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable is true.