How do I update files from the repository

A month ago I checked out the files I need from the repository. Someone else has made changes since then. I want to work with the latest files. How do I get them? Your GUI is far from intuitive and your help is not helping. I am using SourceTree with Bitbucket.

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The UI is intuitive enough IF you have a working understanding of Git/Mercurial. It is not intended to be an "it just works" versioning tool.

If you are using Git, the Git book is a great resource. Read sections 1.1 through 1.3, and all of chapters 2 and 3. After doing so once, you should understand what 80% of the interface is supposed to do (since terms like "Fetch", "Push", "Merge", and "remote" will all have been defined).

Thank you for the reference to the Git book! I'll look for it. I've been thrown into something with little time to really learn it. As a writer, I appreciate being referred to useful documentation. .

git-scm.com/book/en/v2 Fully available online for free, or you can buy a print copy.

Hi Genny,

I am not an expert yet. Still learning but I use the Pull or Fetch buttons to update my local repository. I have found that if the repository is checked out to another machine then I can't check it out again. It seems that way to me.

 

from stackoverflow.com on the difference between fetch and pull

 

Hope that is helpful,

Cal

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