These are the Git commands I find myself using the most while working on my OPW project, and what they mean. This post is mostly for my reference, so I don’t have to keep looking up the same things in Wikimedia’s Gerrit Tutorial, and in the Git book.
Update my local master branch
This updates my local master branch so that it’s the same as origin (the remote that it was cloned from). Git pull fetches any new commits from the remote, and merges them into the local master branch. The merge involves ”fast-forwarding,” which means the pointer in my local master branch is moved to the latest fetched commit.