git annoyances: git fetch does nothing; git pull works?

Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Jul 13 01:52:20 CDT 2006

On 7/12/06, Marcus Meissner <marcus at> wrote:
> > OK, call me a git, but
> >   git fetch
> > doesn't grab the latest changes, while
> >   git pull
> > does.  i.e. after git fetch, I can look at a file that's
> > listed as changed on the wine-cvs archive, and
> > it hasn't been updated; but after git pull, it has been.
> > So what good is git fetch?  Is some other command
> > needed to actually apply the changes that were fetched?
> git rebase origin
> is listed by the GitWine wiki too.

Yes, and it doesn't seem to do anything.  (Sorry I didn't mention it before.)
But I'll make sure I try it again... next time I blow away my git tree.
Until then, I'll keep trying pull.
- Dan

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