37. Adding a tracking branch
- Learn how to add a local branch that tracks a remote branch.
Branches that start with
remotes/origin belong to the original repository. Note that you don't have a
style branch anymore, but Git knows that it was in the original repository.
01 Add a local branch tracking the remote branch
git branch --track style origin/style git branch -a git log --max-count=2
$ git branch --track style origin/style Branch 'style' set up to track remote branch 'style' from 'origin'. $ git branch -a * main style remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/main remotes/origin/main remotes/origin/style $ git log --all --graph --max-count=2 * 71df43a 2023-11-28 | Changed README in original repo (HEAD -> main, origin/main, origin/HEAD) [Alexander Shvets] * 39a1e0f 2023-11-28 | Renamed hello.html; moved style.css (origin/style, style) [Alexander Shvets]
Now we can see the
style branch in the branch list and log.