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Chidiebere Ekennia5,950 Points
Why couldn't we use git pull instead of git merge to update the local branch in this example
Michael Hulet47,909 Points
You definitely should be able to use
git pull here also. I think Jay was just trying to go the long way to give you a better understanding of what's happening.
git pull origin master is technically just shorthand for
git fetch origin && git merge origin/master. When you run
git pull, it downloads all the latest changes from the remote repository (which is what
git fetch does) and updates your local branch to have those same changes (which is what
git merge does), so
git pull is just a way to do exactly what Jay did in the video with 2 commands, but only using 1