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#!/bin/sh -x
# Exit if any error is encountered:
set -o errexit
# git name-rev is fail
CURRENT=`git branch | grep '\*' | awk '{print $2}'`
git checkout master
git pull --rebase origin master
git checkout ${CURRENT}
git rebase master

you could use just "git pull --rebase origin master" on your custom branch

@lauiro: true, but I'm doing this multiple times every day, so at least an alias for repeated commands makes sense. On top of that, this hack-script means the master branch is correctly tracking origin/master, so when it is time to ship the changes, nothing special has to be done.

.. as opposed to the local master branch not being updated when you do "git pull --rebase origin master" while positioned on a local branch. It can get a tiny bit confusing when your local feature branch diverges from the local master, so that's why both master and feature branc are updated by this script.

agree, I have in .gitconfig:
up = !sh -c 'CUR=$(git branch | grep ^\*) && git checkout ${1:-"master"} && git pull && git checkout ${CUR:2} && git rebase ${1:-"master"}' -

but I do not use it often.
(rebasing by default: git config --global branch.master.rebase true)

You can use set -e at the top of your script and clean up the || exit 1s at the end of each line.

Hi joefiorini,

Thank you for the tip, I've updated the gist as suggested. Much cleaner that way. Aah, proper error handling.

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