I am learning to use git with Drupal. I'm using Cywgin (Windows-based Linux command line), and trying to follow Practicing patches. The documentation tells me to use the command:
git clone --branch master http://git.drupal.org/project/current_content.git
However, I appear to have an old version of Git, because it tells me that "--branch" is unknown. The Git troubleshoot page explains a work around:
git clone [project_url] [directory] cd [directory] git checkout --track origin/[existing_branch_name] -b [tracking_branch_name]
However, the first line tells me:
fatal: http://git.drupal.org/project/current_posts/current_posts.git/info/refs not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?
Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong? I've got the last version of git via Cygwin.