Error git pull fails unable to resolve reference unable to update local ref

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When I run a simple git pull command, I get this error:

unable to resolve reference refs/remotes/origin
Jul 26, 2018 in Git & GitHub by Tyrion anex
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This happens when there are unnecessary files in your system, so clean-up your local repository with the following commands:

$ git gc --prune=now
$ git remote prune origin
answered Jul 26, 2018 by Sophie may
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