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git clone instructions need -b <actual branch>

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: git clone instructions need -b <actual branch>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:53:35 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (windows-nt)

I recently migrated my Emacs ada-mode project
( to use savannah git;
previously I was using monotone hosted on a different server.

So all the branch names in git are the ones from monotone; something
like "org.emacs.ada-mode". In particular, there is _not_ a branch named

Thus the "git clone" instructions given on need to include "-b
org.emacs.ada-mode", to override git's default "master".

Is this possible?

If not, is there an easy way to define "master" as an alias for
"org.emacs.ada-mode", in a way that will not require maintenance in the

-- Stephe

PS I tried to submit a ticket for this via (which is
where "Get Support" sends me), but there is no "new ticket" button
there; how am I supposed to submit a ticket?

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