When we’re working with git and the command line, it’s not uncommon to see updates get rejected because of a merge conflict. Today I’m going to show you how to resolve those issues so you can be on your way!
I recently had an issue where I was trying to merge in some updates from my computer when they were rejected saying that “the tip of your current branch is behind”. What does this mean? Well, let me explain…
Git is a version control system which manages the changes and updates to our code. Updating with git is as simple as running “git pull” in order to grab any new commits on your current branch from another repository. From there, you can update or merge them into your local copy, but when they are rejected it’s because there was an issue merging the two branches together due to a conflict in the code.
The fix for this is to use the command “git merge –no-ff” which will force it to overwrite any files that have been modified instead of making a copy and leaving them there. If you’ve made updates on your local branch since merging in changes from someone else’s work, then those new commits are what needs to be merged using git pull or git fetch as well…
The reason updates were rejected because the tip of your current branch is behind was happening in my case, was due to someone else updating the codebase after I had pushed commits to my local repository.
I just wanted you guys to know what’s going on when an update doesn’t get merged into master or other branches, so now people can go ahead and do their own research if they’re having similar issues with git…and solve those problems themselves!
My git updates were rejected because my current branch is behind, but that’s ok! The reason this happened was due to another developer rebasing their commits on top of mine after I had pushed them locally.
In order for people who are having a similar issue with git not being able to merge into master or other branches, it would be better if they research why it isn’t working and solve those problems themselves!
Updates Rejected Because The Tip Of Your Current Branch Is Behind: if you’re seeing that git isn’t able to merge into master or other branches and are experiencing something similar to what happened with me when another developer rebased their commits on top of mine after I had pushed them locally. Then it would be better if they research why it isn’t working and solve those problems themselves! Instead of adding numbers in descriptions, use keywords next time around. This will affect search engine ranking as well as user experience.