Git pull – tiny guide on how to use git pull command professionally
To use git efficiently and professionally, one does not need to know everything about git. That’s our goal here – provide bite-sized guides on how to use git.
This short guide is all about
How to use that command?
Type in the terminal/console:
When to use that command?
Use git pull when you are currently on a remote git branch (i.e. current branch was pushed to a server).
How that command works?
This will make git pull recent changes in the current branch from the server, as well as other remote branches. If there is a conflict between your local branch and remote changes, git pull will also initiate a merge or rebase process.
git pull will bring in fresh changes in the current branch and other branches.
In 99% of work with git you want to use just
git pull without any other parameters. You want to use this when you’re on a shared team branch (usually, develop/dev/master/main/etc).
git pull command to be a git’s way of reading what happened since you cloned/git pull-ed. A newspaper.
If you use Gitlab or Github, we would recommend also opening the Gitlab Activity page or Github commits page to review what changes your team did while you were asleep.