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Re: Missing branches after clone

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 5:33 PM Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Ulrich,
> On 14/05/2019 11:12, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> >> Then I foundhttps://stackoverflow.com/questions/10312521/how-to-fetch-all-git-branches  which handles the subject...
> >> But still the most common solution there still looks like an ugly hack.
> >> Thus I suggest to improve the man-pages (unless done already)
> > Yeah I expected to see at least some definition of remote-tracking
> > branches (vs local ones) but I didn't see one. Room for improvement.
> Yes, the 'remote tracking branch' name [RTB] is very 'French' in its
> backwardness (see NATO/OTAN).

The name is not that bad to me.

> It is a 'branch which tracks a remote', and it is has the 'last time I
> looked' state of the branch that is on the remote server, which may
> have, by now, advanced or changed.
> So you need to have the three distinct views in your head of 'My branch,
> held locally', 'my copy of Their branch, from when I last looked', and
> 'Their branch, on a remote server, in a state I haven't seen recently'.

What I was looking for is this. I don't think we have something like
this in the man pages (I only checked a few though) and not even sure
where it should be if it should be added to the man pages, git-branch?
git-remote? git-fetch? git-branch.txt might be the best place because
this is still about branches.