Warning updating the currently checked out branch may cause confusion


23-Nov-2015 18:16

The short definition is: Fetch: Download (new) objects and a head from another repository.

Pull: Fetch (as defined above), and then merge what was downloaded with the current development.

That is, directories never have to be added to the repository, and are not tracked on their own. If you really need a directory to exist in checkouts you should create a file in it.

.gitignore works well for this purpose (there is also a tool Mark Empty Dirs using the .

In some cases, you may instead be interested in querying when a function was added or moved to a different file.

Currently the design of the Git index (staging area) only permits files to be listed, and nobody competent enough to make the change to allow empty directories has cared enough about this situation to remedy it.

Alternatively, in Linus' own words as the inventor of Git: "git" can mean anything, depending on your mood: Bug reports can be sent to the Git mailing list: [email protected] put "[BUG]" in the subject line.You don't need to be subscribed to post; see Git Community for more information on the mailing list and other ways of interacting with Git developers.NET framework which allows you to automate this task); you can leave it empty or fill in the names of files you do not expect to show up in the directory.Git has to interoperate with a lot of different workflows, for example some changes can come from patches, where rename information may not be available.

Git is a distributed version control system developed by Junio Hamano and Linus Torvalds. Git runs on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Darwin, Windows, Android and other operating systems.Quoting Linus: "I'm an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. ('git' is British slang for "pig headed, think they are always correct, argumentative").