[cctbxbb] Making branches by accident

markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk
Thu Dec 8 00:14:26 PST 2016

I use a custom prompt so I can see what is going on when I am in a git repository folder.

This is the code one could add to their ~/.bashrc:

This is what it looks like:

This is what happens in the image:
* yellow brackets indicate you are in git territory, and contain the current branch name
* red branch name = uncommitted changes in repository
* positive number: number of commits the local repository is ahead of the remote repository
* the 'git pull' command causes an implicit merge commit, which I undo with the next command
* negative number: number of commits the local repository is behind the remote repository
* both negative and positive number: branches have diverged

Maybe someone finds it useful.


From: cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org [cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org] on behalf of Pavel Afonine [pafonine at lbl.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 18:24
To: cctbxbb at phenix-online.org
Subject: Re: [cctbxbb] Making branches by accident

This happened to me a few times now, and just double-checked that my .gitconfig contains "rebase = true". Let's see if it happens again..

On 12/7/16 00:02, Graeme.Winter at diamond.ac.uk<mailto:Graeme.Winter at diamond.ac.uk> wrote:
Morning all

I am seeing a certain amount of “Merge branch 'master' of github.com:cctbx/cctbx_project” coming through on the commits – this usually means you did not do a git pull –rebase before the git push. This can be set to the default by using the spell Markus sent out

git config --global pull.rebase true

This will need to be done on each machine you push from, else getting the habit of doing a git pull –rebase before push is a good one.

We have had this on and off with DIALS but it tends to pass easily enough.

What bad happens? Nothing really but the history becomes confusing…

So:  may be worth checking that you have the pull.rebase thing set?

Cheerio Graeme


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