Davi Garcia Davi Garcia - 10 days ago 5x
Git Question

What is the difference between 'git remote update', 'git fetch' and 'git pull'?

I'm starting to play with Git now and I'm a little bit confused. For me, looks like there are a lot of options to do the same thing. My question for now is what is the difference between the commands below:

  • git remote update

  • git fetch

  • git pull

Also which one is more applicable for update a local copy of a remote branch?


git remote update will update all of your branches set to track remote ones, but not merge any changes in.

git fetch will update only the branch you're on, but not merge any changes in.

git pull will update and merge any remote changes of the current branch you're on. This would be the one you use to update a local branch.