You could even pull from your own repository by
-giving '.' as <remote-repository> parameter to `git pull`.
+giving '.' as <remote-repository> parameter to `git pull`. This
+is useful when you want to merge a local branch (or more, if you
+are making an Octopus) into the current branch.
It is likely that you will be pulling from the same remote
repository from time to time. As a short hand, you can store