45. Adding a tracking branch
- To learn how to add a local branch that tracks a remote branch.
Branches that start with remotes/origin belong to the the original repository. Note that you don’t have a style branch anymore, but it 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 hist --max-count=2
$ git branch --track style origin/style Branch style set up to track remote branch style from origin. $ git branch -a style * master remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master remotes/origin/style remotes/origin/master $ git hist --max-count=2 * 2faa4ea 2011-03-09 | Changed README in original repo (HEAD, origin/master, origin/HEAD, master) [Alexander Shvets] * 6e6c76a 2011-03-09 | Updated index.html (origin/style, style) [Alexander Shvets]
Now we can see the style branch in the branch list and log.