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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-07-08 12:41:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-07-09 01:24:19 (GMT)
commit4017761fd89060f2b57d7799f6bbda8b3568d3d4 (patch)
treef9cc92a65c84f7ef05a25eb85d95f0fba19405cd /Documentation/git-checkout.txt
parentb24f56d60491416a1c5a8fc71863bbaa0f390f23 (diff)
branch.autosetupmerge: allow boolean values, or "all"
Junio noticed that switching on autosetupmerge unilaterally started cluttering the config for local branches. That is not the original intention of branch.autosetupmerge, which was meant purely for convenience when branching off of remote branches, but that semantics got lost somewhere. If you still want that "new" behavior, you can switch branch.autosetupmerge to the value "all". Otherwise, it is interpreted as a boolean, which triggers setting up defaults _only_ when branching off of a remote branch, i.e. the originally intended behavior. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> 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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@@ -52,8 +52,9 @@ OPTIONS
set up configuration so that git-pull will automatically
retrieve data from the remote branch. Set the
branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to true if you
- want git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if
- '--track' were given.
+ want git-checkout and git-branch to behave as if
+ '--track' were given when you branch from a remote
+ tracking branch.
When -b is given and a branch is created off a remote branch,