I pulled the branch “Version1” that my teammate created.
$ git pull remote: Enumerating objects: 4, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (4/4), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done. remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 3 (delta 0), pack-reused 0 Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), 847 bytes | 282.00 KiB/s, done. From github.com:akumm2k/Mixed-Messages b27e488..aa3e2f9 Version1 -> origin/Version1 Already up to date.
How do I check it out, so I can contribute to the branch?
I tried this.
$ git checkout origin/Version1 Note: switching to 'origin/Version1'. You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can look around, make experimental changes and commit them, and you can discard any commits you make in this state without impacting any branches by switching back to a branch. If you want to create a new branch to retain commits you create, you may do so (now or later) by using -c with the switch command. Example: git switch -c <new-branch-name> Or undo this operation with: git switch - Turn off this advice by setting config variable advice.detachedHead to false HEAD is now at aa3e2f9 committing V2 of code
I do not understand what’s with the “detached HEAD” state.
I tried staging a change and pushing it like this:
$ git commit -m "Test add foo.txt" [detached HEAD 397d423] Test add foo.txt 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 foo.txt aryan ((397d423...)) mixed-messages $ git push fatal: You are not currently on a branch. To push the history leading to the current (detached HEAD) state now, use git push origin HEAD:<name-of-remote-branch>
I do not understand why it says that I am not on a branch. Could anyone please help?