git config --global pull.ff only makes
git pull happy. 🌟
I just set up a new computer and, every time I ran
git pull, I was greeted with a message I had not seen before:
Pulling without specifying how to reconcile divergent branches is discouraged. You can squelch this message by running one of the following commands sometime before your next pull: git config pull.rebase false # merge (the default strategy) git config pull.rebase true # rebase git config pull.ff only # fast-forward only You can replace "git config" with "git config --global" to set a default preference for all repositories. You can also pass --rebase, --no-rebase, or --ff-only on the command line to override the configured default per invocation.
Looking further into it, I found several recommendations to set the global configuration to be
pull.ff or “fast-forward only.” The gist is that you’ll save yourself some merge commit headaches and instead it will only pull if it can be fast-forwarded.