New git version & branch works

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at
Mon May 14 20:59:53 PDT 2007

Edward Shu wrote:
> Hi,
>    I upgraded my git to version several days ago. And it was
> found that only the master work could be cloned with the new git tools.
> However, with the older git tools, I can git all of the branch works
> from freedesktop.
>    Here are my command:
>   1)  git clone git://
>   2) (cd to the repository cloned) git branch -a (show all the branch works)
>      only.
>         * matser
>           origin/HEAD
>           origin/master
>   Is it a new behavior of the latest git tools? And how can I do to get all of
> the branch works from the parent repository?

git 1.5 changed the interface and what's visible without additional 
commandline flags.

here's a rant I got sent once about the changed interface. You can get 
most of what you need out of it and the follow-ups.


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