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Why is there a difference between `master` and `heads/master`?

git,git-checkout
I'm writing a shell script which switches to a specified commit, makes a copy of the index in /tmp, resets HEAD to original position, then runs a command in the temporary directory: orig_head=$(git rev-parse -q HEAD) # "refs/heads/master" git checkout "$1" # copy index to /tmp/... git checkout "$orig_head" #...

Does git checkout -B perform a reset?

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I have branch called shared that is shared amongst other developers. I work off of a feature branch. Whilst on my feature branch, I ran git checkout -B shared, and got the following message: Switched to and reset branch 'shared' Your branch and 'origin/shared' have diverged, and have 6 and...

Why does checkout sometimes stage a file?

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When I first started using Git, I found the checkout command quite confusing. However, as I adapted to Git's model of version control, it started to make sense. Now I am having to teach Git to my coworkers, and I'm trying to explain checkout simply. I thought I had a...

TeamCity checkout GitHub repo to specific absolute path

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My TeamCity VCS Root step needs to checkout a specific GitHub repo to a specific absolute folder on the agent ( Windows server ) : c:\github\{organization}\{repo} I'm not understanding how to construct my checkout rule to do this. By default, checkout rules are relative to the checkout dir which is...

git checkout all the files

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How can I get rid of all the changes in all the files of my repository? Say I am in a branch and I did some changes. git status returns a set of files in the "Changes not staged for commit" and I notice I would like to get rid...

Built-in command to checkout a specific Subversion revision which doesn't use the 'rNNNNN' format from a Git mirror?

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I am compiling from a local Git mirror of a Subversion repository and I need to checkout out particular commits from the Subversion revision number from the mirror. The git log displays something like this: and by locating the git-svn-id: xxxx [email protected] line it should be possible to locate the...

How to resolve pathspec not matching any file known to git when checking out a single, deleted file?

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I have a branch feature that has come off of develop and is ahead of it. A combination of stash pops and merge develops have resulted in a commit that includes a rm for particular file. I'm trying to undo this delete by checking out the file from the commit...

What is the reason that in git we can refer to HEAD by --?

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We all know git status command, and beginning of its output: $ git status On branch add_multiple_items_to_set__to_master Changes not staged for commit: (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed) (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) the last mentioned line suggest that we...

Is `pull` needed after checking out a new branch?

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In case of a git-project with several branches, the question is when you checkout a new branch (first time), is a git pull needed ? $master> git checkout branchA $branchA> git pull Note that the idea here is that both commands are executed right after each other (this question is...

Difference between checkout remote branch and pull remote branch in git?

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What is the difference between: git checkout -b <branch> origin/<branch> and git pull origin <branch> They seem to have the same functionality to me. thanks....

error: pathspec 'test-branch' did not match any file(s) known to git

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I am a new user of Git. I have forked a repository called Spoon-Knife (available for practicing forking with Git). Then, I cloned it locally by running git clone https://github.com/rohinichoudhary/Spoon-Knife.git This repository contains three branches, i.e. master, test-branch, change-the-title. When I run git branch, it only shows *master, not the...

git checkout modified file without copy-pasting full file path

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git status shows something like git status # On branch icc-server-send-metric-values # Changes not staged for commit: # (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) # (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) # # modified: java/com/me/cards/preview/preview-card.js I want to checkout the file,...

How can I retrieve git remote branches?

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I'm clearly missing something since I am unable to fetch the remote branch I need on the server from the git repo I've been working with locally. On my local dev environment I run git remote -v and it gives me: origin [email protected]:the_repo (fetch) origin [email protected]:the_repo (push) I run git...

Difference between `git branch -f ` and `git checkout ; git reset --hard ` under a clean working tree?

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Up until now, I have always used git checkout <branch_name>; git reset --hard <hash> to move a branch back to an earlier commit. Then I came across this question, but the answers and comments do not explain in great detail the differences between them. Assuming I have a clean working...

git: checkout or checkout-index a directory with a different name

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I would like to checkout a directory, and its contents, from an earlier commit into the working directory under another name; or alternatively into another directory under the same name. It's a bit like checking out a temp file, but I need a whole directory and I don't want to...

Checkout a tag from a private GitHub repository

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I need to clone a private repository from GitHub, but I only want to get a specific tag (so basically, cloning is actually the wrong term for it). Now, the problem is that there are multiple options, and all of them don't really work out: GitHub offers tagged versions as...

git how to checkout to a commit make some changes and push it back to master

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So I have many commits in the master branch. I want to roll back to a commit and make some changes in one file. It's simply to do with checkout command. So what were my steps. 1. I've checkout new branch from master git checkout -b new_branch 2. Then in...