git annoyances: how to force git to fetch a particular file

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Jul 11 23:47:01 CDT 2006

On 7/10/06, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:
> "Dan Kegel" <dank at> writes:
> > What's the right way to force a get of a particular file?
> > With cvs, you can just remove the file and do 'cvs update foo.c',
> > but I'm having trouble RTF git M, and the otherwise helpful
> > doesn't seem to mention this case.
> git checkout foo.c

That doesn't seem to do it for me.

Sigh, I guess I'll just have to keep blowing away my git tree every
few days... shame I'm not smart enough to use 'git fetch' properly.
- Dan

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