How to fast-forward a branch to head


I switched to master after developing on a branch for a long time. The log shows:

Your branch is behind ‘origin/master’ by 167 commits, and can be fast-forwarded.

I tried:

git checkout HEAD

It doesn’t have any effect. This is because I have checked out an intermediate commit on master.

How can I make master stay on head?



git checkout master
git pull origin

will fetch and merge the origin/master branch (you may just say git pull as origin is the default).

Answered By – Greg Hewgill

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