Confused by 'up-to-date' message in git workflow
Why does git say local master is up to date with origin/master when I can pull an update?
[rails-app (dev)]$ git checkout master Switched to branch 'master' Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. [rails-app (master)]$ git pull origin master remote: Counting objects: 13, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (13/13), done. remote: Total 13 (delta 11), reused 0 (delta 0) Unpacking objects: 100% (13/13), done. From bitbucket.org:account-name/rails-app * branch master -> FETCH_HEAD 2f2fcc0..b3e3bed master -> origin/master Updating 2f2fcc0..b3e3bed Fast-forward app/assets/stylesheets/application.scss | 7 ------- app/mailers/reminder_mailer.rb | 2 ++ config/routes.rb | 2 -- 3 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
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origin/master is the “last known state” of the remote, not necessarily the current state of the remote. If you did
git fetch first and then
git status, you would see a message indicating that you are behind