Some notes on managing remote branches
List remote branches
git branch -r
Checkout a remote branch
git fetch git checkout -t origin/feature
Tracking links a local and remote branch so push/pull operations will be applied to both branches. Without tracking the branch is just a independent copy of the remote branch and will not reflect future changes on origin.
-t is not nessesary if git config branch.autosetupmerge true
The master branch is automatically tracked.
If you forget to track a remote branch you can add tracking with:
git branch --set-upstream my_feature origin/next
Push a branch to remote
git push -u origin some_new_feature
This branch will automatically be tracked.
Pushing a branch to remote is not usually nessesary unless the code needs reviewing before being merged.
Delete a remote branch Strange syntax alert!!
git push origin :newfeature
You will also need to delete the local branch.