I want to be able to do the following:
Create a local branch based on some other (remote or local) branch (via git branch or git checkout -b)
Push the local branch
to the remote repository (publish), but make it
trackable so git pull and git push will work immediately.
How do I do that?
I know about –set-upstream in Git 1.7, but that is a post-creation action. I want to find a way to make a similar change when pushing the branch to the remote repository.
In Git 1.7.0 and later, you can checkout a new branch:
git checkout -b
Edit files, add and commit. Then push with the -u (short for –set-upstream) option:
git push -u origin
Git will set up the tracking information during the push.