Git Update Branch While On Other Branch

No need to stash your changes anymore!

Git Update Branch While On Other Branch
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I have those moments quite frequently, I need to update my develop branch, but I don't want to switch to it in git.

Well, I discovered a way to fetch another branch you’re working in, but you don’t need to switch.

git fetch origin develop:develop

With this command, you can continue to work in your feature branch and update the develop or master branch. No need to stash your current changes because you need to switch branches anymore!

It’s super easy and valuable to me. I thought It might be helpful to you as well 👍

Git 101

If you want to grow your Git skills on the terminal, then check out these posts (with videos 📹):

  1. Setup Git, create repo local and remote repository
  2. Add, stage, commit & push
  3. Branches
  4. Merging branches, merge conflicts & cherry-pick


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