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Why is there no force pull?




Hi,

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
like

    $ 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.

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Regards,
Christoph