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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

pull

Synopsis

git pull
git pull repository branch

Fetch the given branch then merge it into HEAD. git pull is just a short form for git fetch followed by git merge.

If no repository or branch is specified, git pull attempts to pull from the remote tracking branch associated with your current branch, if any. (Associations are set up using the --track option when creating a branch with git branch. You can also add them later with git config.)

The repository can be a local repository path, a repository URL (see git clone), or a remote name (see git remote). The branch must be a valid branch or tag name in the remote repository.

For more information about how pull works, see git fetch and git merge.

Options

--no-commit
--squash
--log
--no-ff
-s (resolve|recursive|octopus|ours|subtree)
--tags
--no-tags

Examples

To pull the latest Linux kernel changes into your current branch:

$ git pull git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/
torvalds/linux-2.6.git master
From git://git.kernel.org/...
 * branch            master     -> FETCH_HEAD
Merge made by recursive.
 21 files changed, 932 insertions(+), 66 deletions(-)

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