Git: git pull (Get Update)

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

How to get update from a remote repository?

git pull URL
update local repo from a remote repo at URL


# cd to my git project dir
cd ~/git/xah-fly-keys

# pull from a remote repository
git pull

How to force a pull?

sometimes when you do a pull, you got errors saying conflict or other.

if you don't care about your working dir, simply want a fresh copy from source, just clean your working dir first, then pull.

git reset --hard
discard local changes
git clean -xdf
delete all untracked local files and dirs.

Warning: be careful.