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Re: Missing branches after clone




On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 6:10 PM Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> At the moment its in `git help glossary`, but could be improved, and
> references to it given in the various man pages.

It does not look easy to link to a specific term/section between man
pages. The way user-manual.html does it is to embed the whole
glossary.

I suppose we could still do something similar after breaking down
glossary.txt (like we do with config.txt) the only include relevant
terms. Not sure if this a really good idea to pursue.
-- 
Duy