How to Avoid Confusion with Git Branches

Yashu Mittal

This time Git!

It’s a great tool for sure but sometimes I feel quite confused when I see the way how it works.

Git merge

This time I wanted to check out to the remote branch called release but every time I tried to do it, git just returned following error:

error: pathspec 'release' did not match any file(s) known to git.


The reason for the error described above was a file added to the repository and using the same RELEASE name - file included all the necessary commands to execute after deploying the next release.

How to solve the problem?

There are two possible ways:

You’d need to run git checkout --track origin/test (which is the same thing as running git checkout -b test origin/test)

Simple, isn’t it?

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