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Git remote branches are different on my local compared to server

The local checkout on my computer and the one on the dev server are looking at the same Git repository, but the results of git branch -a (show all remote branches) is very different.

Reason: git pull origin master does not get all the branch and tag information the way git fetch does!

Solution:

git fetch origin

Now git branch -a and git checkout branchicareabout both work.

Searched words: 
git remote branches out of date

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