Somebody pushed a branch called test with git push origin test to a shared repository. I can see the branch with git branch -r.
Now I'm trying to check out the remote test branch.
git checkout test which does nothing
git checkout origin/test gives * (no branch). Which is confusing. How can I be on "no branch"?
How do I check out a remote Git branch?
For Git versions ≥ 1.6.6, with only one remote:
git fetchgit checkout test
Remember that git checkout test won’t work in modern git if you have multiple remotes. In this case use:
git checkout -b test <name of remote>/test
or use the shorthand
git checkout -t <name of remote>/test