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Create a git alias that will pull and fast-forward the current branch if there are no conflicts

Terminal - Create a git alias that will pull and fast-forward the current branch if there are no conflicts
git config --global --add alias.ff "pull --no-commit -v" ; git ff
2009-02-13 15:30:46
User: piyo
Create a git alias that will pull and fast-forward the current branch if there are no conflicts

This command will first add an alias known only to git, which will allow you to pull a remote and first-forward the current branch. However, if the remote/branch and your branch have diverged, it will stop before actually trying to merge the two, so you can back out the changes.


Tested on git, msysgit (Windows port)

Actually this is not really the way I want it. I want it to attempt a fast-foward, but not attempt to merge or change my working copy. Unfortunately git pull doesn't have that functionality (yet?).


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I think what you actually want here is

git pull --ff-only

sadly it's not available yet, but will be soon:


Comment by bartman 353 weeks and 5 days ago

Cool, thanks for the heads up. Now there's a reason to upgrade git!

Comment by piyo 353 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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