My colleague and I are working on the same repository we've branched it into two branches each technically for different projects, but they have similarities so we'll sometimes want to commit back to the *master from the branch.
However, I have the branch, how can my colleague pull that branch specifically. A git clone of the repo does not seem to create the branches locally for him, though I can see them live on unfuddle after a push my end.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
*Edit, also when I originally made the branch I did -b checkout. Not sure if that makes much difference?
iMac:test_solar dave$ git branch -r
origin/HEAD -> origin/master
git fetch origin discover
git checkout discover
You need to create a local branch that tracks a remote branch. The following command will create a local branch named daves_branch, tracking the remote branch origin/daves_branch. When you push your changes the remote branch will be updated.
For most versions of git:
git checkout --track origin/daves_branch
--track is shorthand for
git checkout -b [branch] [remotename]/[branch] where [remotename] is origin in this case and [branch] is twice the same, daves_branch in this case.
For git 18.104.22.168 you needed this:
git checkout --track -b daves_branch origin/daves_branch
For git 22.214.171.124 and higher this is enough (might have started earlier but this is the earliest confirmation I could find quickly):
git checkout daves_branch