I create a new branch in Git:
git branch my_branch
git push origin my_branch
Now say someone made some changes on the server and I want to pull from origin/my_branch. I do:
But I get:
You asked me to pull without telling me which branch you
want to merge with, and 'branch.my_branch.merge' in
your configuration file does not tell me, either. Please
specify which branch you want to use on the command line and
try again (e.g. 'git pull <repository> <refspec>').
See git-pull(1) for details.
If you often merge with the same branch, you may want to
use something like the following in your configuration file:
remote = <nickname>
merge = <remote-ref>
url = <url>
fetch = <refspec>
See git-config(1) for details.
I learned that I can make it work with:
git branch --set-upstream my_branch origin/my_branch
But why do I need to do this for every branch I create? Isn't it obvious that if I push my_branch into origin/my_branch, then I would want to pull origin/my_branch into my_branch? How can I make this the default behavior?