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Re: [PATCH] doc branch: provide examples for listing remote tracking branches




Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> writes:

> The availability of these pattern selections is not obvious from
> the man pages, as per mail thread <87lfz3vcbt.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>.
>
> Provide examples.
>
> Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx>
> ---

Please try again, perhaps after reading
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Thanks.

>
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> to: "Git Mailing List <git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>"
> cc: "Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>"
> cc: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx>"
>
>  Documentation/git-branch.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
> index 3bd83a7cbd..7ed91f1be3 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-branch.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
> @@ -314,6 +314,18 @@ $ git branch -D test                                    <2>
>  <2> Delete the "test" branch even if the "master" branch (or whichever branch
>      is currently checked out) does not have all commits from the test branch.
>  
> +Listing branches from a specific remote::
> ++
> +------------
> +$ git branch -a -l '<remote>/<pattern>'                 <1>
> +$ git for-each-ref 'refs/remotes/<remote>/<pattern>'    <2>
> +------------
> ++
> +<1> This can conflate <remote> with any local branches you happen to
> +    have been prefixed with the same <remote> pattern.
> +<2> `for-each-ref` can take a wide range of options. See linkgit:git-for-each-ref[1]
> +
> +Patterns will normally need quoting.
>  
>  NOTES
>  -----