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==== Why git_remote_branch? ==== The basic idea for git_remote_branch is to trivialize the interaction with remote branches in simple situations. For now git_remote_branch assumes that the local and remote branches have the same name. Multiple origins are supported. Another goal of git_remote_branch is to help teach the real underlying git commands. Each operation done on your behalf is displayed at the console. ==== Installation ==== sudo gem install webmat-git_remote_branch --source=http://gems.github.com Note: don't add gems.github.com as a permanent source for your gems. Check out http://gems.github.com for more information on the matter. If you've included it already and find yourself in trouble, check out http://chalain.livejournal.com/71260.html. ==== Usage ==== Notes: - parts between brackets are optional - When 'origin_server' is not specified, the name 'origin' is assumed. Available commands (with aliases): == Help == $ grb [-h] #=> Displays help == create (alias: new) == Create a new local branch as well as a corresponding remote branch from the branch you are currently on. Automatically track the new remote branch (useful for pulling and merging). Switch to the new branch. $ grb create branch_name [origin_server] == delete (aliases: destroy, kill, remove) == Delete the remote branch then delete the local branch. The local branch is not deleted if there are pending changes. $ grb delete branch_name [origin_server] == track (aliases: follow grab fetch) == Track an existing remote branch locally. $ grb track branch_name [origin_server] == rename (aliases: rn, mv, move) == Rename the remote branch by copying and deleting the old name. Checkout a new local tracking branch with the new name and delete the branch with the old name. branch_name is the new name, the old name is always the current branch's $ grb rename branch_name [origin_server] == explain == All commands can be prepended by the word 'explain'. Instead of executing the command, git_remote_branch will simply output the list of commands you need to run to accomplish that goal. Examples: $ grb explain create git_remote_branch version 0.2.2 List of operations to do to create a new remote branch and track it locally: git push origin master:refs/heads/branch_to_create git fetch origin git branch --track branch_to_create origin/branch_to_create git checkout branch_to_create $ grb explain create my_branch github git_remote_branch version 0.2.2 List of operations to do to create a new remote branch and track it locally: git push github master:refs/heads/my_branch git fetch github git branch --track my_branch github/my_branch git checkout my_branch ==== History ==== This script was originally created by Carl Mercier and made public on his blog here: No nonsense GIT, part 1: git-remote-branch http://blog.carlmercier.com/2008/01/25/no-nonsense-git-part-1-git-remote-branch/ I'm using it as a starting point to make it even easier to interact with remote repositories. === Contributors === - Mathieu Martin firstname.lastname@example.org - Carl Mercier (Carl: want your email here?) - Caio Chassot email@example.com === Legalese === git_remote_branch is licensed under the MIT License. See the file COPYING for details.