lab 45 Adding a Tracking Branch
- Learn how to add a local branch that tracks a remote branch.
The branches starting with remotes/origin are branches from the original repo. Notice that you don’t have a branch called greet anymore, but it knows that the original repo had a greet branch.
Add a local branch that tracks a remote branch.
git branch --track greet origin/greet git branch -a git hist --max-count=2
$ git branch --track greet origin/greet Branch 'greet' set up to track remote branch 'greet' from 'origin'. $ git branch -a greet * master remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master remotes/origin/greet remotes/origin/master $ git hist --max-count=2 * 709e4e5 2020-05-30 | Changed README in original repo (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD) [Jim Weirich] * d9d52f1 2020-05-30 | Updated Rakefile (origin/greet, greet) [Jim Weirich]
We can now see the greet branch in the branch list and in the log.