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@@ -34,12 +34,11 @@ Note that this will create the new branch, but it will not switch the
working tree to it; use "git checkout <newbranch>" to switch to the
new branch.
-When a local branch is started off a remote branch, git can setup the
-branch so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
-remote branch. If this behavior is desired, it is possible to make it
-the default using the global `branch.autosetupmerge` configuration
-flag. Otherwise, it can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
-and `--no-track` options.
+When a local branch is started off a remote branch, git sets up the
+branch so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from
+the remote branch. This behavior may be changed via the global
+`branch.autosetupmerge` configuration flag. That setting can be
+overridden by using the `--track` and `--no-track` options.
With a '-m' or '-M' option, <oldbranch> will be renamed to <newbranch>.
If <oldbranch> had a corresponding reflog, it is renamed to match
@@ -105,19 +104,19 @@ OPTIONS
Display the full sha1s in output listing rather than abbreviating them.
--track::
- Set up configuration so that git-pull will automatically
- retrieve data from the remote branch. Use this if you always
- pull from the same remote branch into the new branch, or if you
- don't want to use "git pull <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. Set the
- branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to true if you
- want git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if
- '--track' were given.
+ When creating a new branch, set up configuration so that git-pull
+ will automatically retrieve data from the start point, which must be
+ a branch. Use this if you always pull from the same upstream branch
+ into the new branch, and if you don't want to use "git pull
+ <repository> <refspec>" explicitly. This behavior is the default
+ when the start point is a remote branch. Set the
+ branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to `false` if you want
+ git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if '--no-track' were
+ given. Set it to `always` if you want this behavior when the
+ start-point is either a local or remote branch.
--no-track::
- When a branch is created off a remote branch,
- set up configuration so that git-pull will not retrieve data
- from the remote branch, ignoring the branch.autosetupmerge
- configuration variable.
+ Ignore the branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable.
<branchname>::
The name of the branch to create or delete.