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+ Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
+ so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
+ starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
+ this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
+ and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
+ automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
+ starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
+ automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
+ local branch or remote-tracking
+ branch. This option defaults to true.
+ When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
+ that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
+ up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
+ When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
+ When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
+ other local branches.
+ When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
+ remote-tracking branches.
+ When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
+ branches.
+ See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
+ branch to track another branch.
+ This option defaults to never.
+ This variable controls the sort ordering of branches when displayed by
+ linkgit:git-branch[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
+ value of this variable will be used as the default.
+ See linkgit:git-for-each-ref[1] field names for valid values.
+ When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
+ which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
+ may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
+ The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
+ overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
+ configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
+ `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
+ Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
+ (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
+ When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
+ pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
+ from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
+ upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
+ repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
+ specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
+ option to override it for a specific branch.
+ Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
+ for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
+ branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
+ When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
+ refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
+ handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
+ ref which is fetched from the remote given by
+ "branch.<name>.remote".
+ The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
+ 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
+ this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
+ Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
+ If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
+ another branch in the local repository, you can point
+ branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
+ setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
+ Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
+ supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
+ option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
+ supported.
+ When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
+ instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
+ "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
+ branch-specific manner.
+When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
+so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
+linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
+When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
+so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
+by running 'git pull'.
+When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
+*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
+it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
+for details).
+ Branch description, can be edited with
+ `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
+ automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
+ request-pull summary.