While I had initially thought that it's very rare for a remote repository to change location, it actually happens a lot more than I realized. A remote repo may change from one private server to another (like a NAS), from a personal GitHub repo to one in an organization, or
In order to checkout a branch from a remote repository, you will have to perform two steps. First, you need to fetch the actual branch data, which includes the commits, files, references, etc. Second, you'll want to actually check it out so your working directory contains the branch files.
If you merge a branch in to another, and for whatever reason decide you want to undo the merge, there are some ways to do this with Git.
The solution to this is simpler if you haven't yet pushed the changes to a remote repo, and if you have then
When collaborating with colleagues, or even when you're just using an open source library, you'll often need to fetch a branch from a remote repository using Git.
The "base case" to fetch a branch is fairly simple, but like with many other Git operations, it can become quite
Whether you've been programming for decades or just started out, at some point in your career you'll need to share your changes to a codebase. Or maybe if you're like me, you might just be paranoid and want to store everything in a remote repository, like GitHub, for safe-keeping in
As a beginner programmer, or even for many experienced programmers, Git version control can be difficult to learn and master. Much of the reason, in my opinion, is due to the many different commands that exist and the small differences between them.
One such example is the difference between
Did you make a mistake in naming your Git branch? Or maybe "branch-2" wasn't descriptive enough? Luckily in Git you can rename a local branch pretty easily. And while it is also possible with remote branches, the process is a bit more involved with the use of a
If I've learned anything in my 15+ years of programming, it's that mistakes are common, and I make a lot of them. This equally applies to version control tools as well. Whether you accidentally commit changes, or just realized your previous committed code isn't what you wanted, often times you'll