What about the master branch for local git configuration in a git repository to make it track remote master branch?

What about the master branch for local git configuration in a git repository to make it track remote master branch? You may append these lines to .git/config in your cloned repository directory: [branch “master”] remote = origin merge = refs/heads/master Answered by Eric Z Ma.

How to clone a snapshot of a remote repository at a specific branch?

I know that one can make a zip of the current branch by: git archive -o archive.zip HEAD However, at situations, one may want to clone a copy/snapshot of remote repository at a specific branch because: 1) The repository is large with long history and cloning the whole history takes too much time. 2) What […]