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lab 45 Adding a Tracking Branch

Goals

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.

Execute:

git branch --track greet origin/greet
git branch -a
git hist --max-count=2

Output:

$ 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.