At some point, it is very likely that you have cloned somebody's repository. This means you have an associated remote. The remote is usually called origin because it is where the source originated from.
While working with Git and remotes, you will get some benefits from Git.
We can start with
git status and see what we get while working with the remote.
We will start by checking out a local branch that tracks a remote branch:
$ git checkout -b remoteBugFix --track origin/stable-3.2 Branch remoteBugFix set up to track remote branch stable-3.2 from origin. Switched to a new branch 'remoteBugFix'
The previous command creates and checks out the
remoteBugFixbranch that will track the
origin/stable-3.2branch. So, for instance, executing
git statuswill automatically show how different your branch is from
origin/stable-3.2, and it will also show whether your branch's
HEADcan be fast forwarded to the
HEADof the remote branch or not.
To provide an example of how...