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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: updating git tree

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: updating git tree
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:04:03 +0200
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Jan Kiszka schrieb:
> Christoph Egger wrote:
>> On Tuesday 28 April 2009 08:54:56 Laurent Desnogues wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:50 AM, C.W. Betts <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> I'm feeling lazy and I don't want to look at all the e-mails.  How do you
>>>> update your git tree?
>>> Once you've cloned it (aka checkout), you update your tree using git pull
>>> (aka update).
>> Unlike 'svn update', a 'git pull' doesn't automatically merge local changes.
>> git fails instead. git is missing this 'automatic merge on pull' feature.
>> If you have local changes, you must do
>> git stash ; git pull ; git stash pop
>> Christoph
>> P.S.: With mercurial you do 'hg pull -u' and local changes are automatically
>> merged.
> If you have non-trivial changes pending, probably in multiple commits, I
> can only recommend using stgit (or guilt) to compensate the missing
> patch queue feature of git. It allows you to easily navigate back and
> forth in your patch queues before finally posting them.

I haven't used these yet. Is there a real benefit compared to using a
normal git branch and rebase -i? Maybe I should try them if so.


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