Most info about git assumes you want to upload and merge changes and my situation is much simpler than this.
I am trying to ensure I always have and run the newest stable
btrfs-progs utilities. To do this I used
git clone to download the latest master from here. I could configure and make and it all works well.
Then as time goes by I want to update my local repo to the latest'n'greatest, so I use
git pull origin master. But although some updates did go through a few weeks ago I now find that despite running this command (which completes successfully) I am left behind the master. My local repo of
btrfs-progs is v3.19-64-g19a806f but the latest at http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/kdave/btrfs-progs.git is v4.0. Why didn't my local repo get updated to this? What can I do to always update my repo to the latest master?