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Andrew Dickens18,352 Points
github - fetch or checkout? - video or notes wrong?
in the notes it says In this video, we used git fetch to ensure we had all the branches currently on the remote
but they don't use git fetch, Alyson only uses git checkout 'branchname'
what's the difference? if you use git checkout is it in your local repository?
and then in the following quiz it asks this question
Q: When pulling down a branch for review, what's the correct set of Git commands? A: git fetch; git checkout
Did they forget to us fetch in the video?
Ezra Siton12,644 Points
When pulling down a branch for review, what's the correct set of Git commands?
In general, the text of this Q is not so clear (In the video the steps related to clone-repo with branches).
git fetch (Downloads commits, files, and refs from a remote repository into your local repo.) git checkout (navigate between the branches created by git branch)
Full working flow example:
A. remote (Github site)
Go to your repo Url - pencil icon (Edit) - and edit the readme file (add "hello world" text ==> Commit changes to? `create new branch" "branch-helloworld" - click "confirm"
You are now inside
Open a pull request page - create
pull request named "hello world pull request".
B. Local (Terminal code)
Go to your local folder.
Where is the branch?
Helper - Run: [git branch --remote: list out remote branches]
git branch --remote
You won't find
branch-helloworld on the list (The remote branch From step A)
1. Part one of the answer
(New branch added to you local from the remote repo)
git branch --remote
Now you find
branch-helloworld in the list :)
2. Part two of the answer
The git checkout command lets you navigate between the branches created by git branch.
git checkout branch-helloworld
Switched to a new branch 'branch-helloworld' Branch 'branch-helloworld' set up to track remote branch 'branch-helloworld' from 'origin'.
commit changes to
git add . git commit -m "add change to branch-helloworld" git push origin branch-helloworld
Go to github repo - go to branch-helloworld and you find new commit named "add change to branch-helloworld"
Chris KomaroffCourses Plus Student 13,673 Points
It seems "git checkout" was used here. Teacher's notes here do not reflect video. Maybe "git fetch" or "git pull" would work. This is first example of "git checkout" I have seen that checks out files from remote repo. But a good lesson anyway.