The identification consists of a name (typically a person's name) and an e-mail address.
This information is stored in file under dedicated keys.
If you're new to Git or distributed version control systems generally, then you might want to read Git for Eclipse Users first.
Remote tracking branches can be used for automated creation of upstream configuration for local branches.
It has the following important properties: A branch in Git is a named reference to a commit.
There are two types of branches, namely "Local" and "Remote Tracking" branches which serve different purposes.
Git is built on a few simple and very powerful ideas.
Knowing them helps to understand more easily how git works.
A local branch helps with this task by providing a (local) name by which the "current" commit can be found.