Okay, new person here.
I am using GitHub Desktop, there are 2 people on our team.
I will call the other person “OtherPerson”.
A repo has been created on GitHub and the OtherPerson has created a branch called “Branch_Aug_20” from the master and has worked on changes locally (on the OtherPerson local computer) for a while and now pushes that branch to the remote repo on GitHub.
I log into GitHub desktop and want to “Pull” the branch “Branch_Aug_20” to my local computer.
I choose the “Current Repository” in the top left corner to be the repo that we are both working on.
Question: Do I need to create a branch myself before I can “Pull” the branch “Branch_Aug_20”?
If I don’t create any branch myself and just “Pull”, does a branch get created automatically and what will it be called?
Will I get a local branch called “Branch_Aug_20”?
Question: If I first create a branch called “MyBranch1”, and then “Pull” “Branch_Aug_20”, does that “Pull” get associated with my branch called “MyBranch1”?
I don’t want to screw up the files by trying a bunch of things when I am not sure what will happen.
Thanks for any replies.