Taking the hint, git

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We’ve likely all seen git errors like this at some point:

hint: Updates were rejected because the remote contains work that you do
hint: not have locally. This is usually caused by another repository pushing
hint: to the same ref. You may want to first integrate the remote changes
hint: (e.g., 'git pull ...') before pushing again.
hint: See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for details.

Each time I see it, I read it like this:

HINT. updates were rejected because the remote contains work that you do HINT not have locally. This is usually caused by another repository pushing HINT to the same ref. You may want to first integrate the remote changes HINT (e.g., 'git pull ...') before pushing again. HINT See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for details. HINT.

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