I'm used to running
git pull and other commands from within a branch I'm working on. But I have set up a development server that several people work on, so I don't want to have to switch branches when I do it.
If I want to update an existing branch on the dev server from the github repository we all use, what would be the right way to do that?
If I run the command
git pull github branchname will that simply pull the branch into the current branch?
All of the git examples I can find seem to indicate that you run
checkout branchname first, then do the pull. I'm trying to avoid that. As I said, this is an existing branch and I just want to update to the latest version.