[racket-dev] Git

From: Stevie Strickland (sstrickl at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 7 12:46:55 EST 2011

On Jan 7, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Stevie Strickland wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2011, at 12:29 PM, Robby Findler wrote:
>> Then, on the laptop, I did a git pull, and I ended up with the commits
>> back in the original order and a merge commit afterwards but I would
>> rather just have my state be like the server's was.
> Then don't do git pull.  That not only updates your remotes, but does a "git merge" (which will create a merge point if it's not a simple fast-forward, as you've seen here).  What you want to do is update your remotes using "git remote update", and then use "git reset --hard" to reset to the server's master (or whichever branch off of which you're working).

At this point, though, you can still do git reset --hard to just throw away all the merging you did and reset to the server's state.  So it's not like you have to go back in time or anything to fix this.

In general, this is why people say you really shouldn't train yourself to do "git pull" automatically, because there's plenty of places where you don't want that.  I always do "git remote update"/"git merge ..." separately because there's plenty of times where I don't want to merge.


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