Why is there no force pull?
- Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 21:01:54 +0200
- From: Christoph Böhmwalder <christoph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Why is there no force pull?
Since this is a use case that actually comes up quite often in
day-to-day use, especially among git beginners, I was wondering: is
there a specific reason why a command like "fetch changes from remote,
overwriting everything in my current working directory including all
commits I've made" doesn't exist? Now, I'm quite aware that something
$ git fetch origin/branch
$ git reset --hard origin/branch
will do the trick just fine, but (like I mentioned, especially for
beginners) this kind of seems like a crook. Why not have a single
command for accomplishing this? Afterall we do have a `--force` flag on
`git push`, which practically does the same thing in reverse.
Just reaching out to get some input on this, as it seems like a quite
curious inconsistency to me.