I've just started a web development course, and before the course started we all had to pull a repo from GitLab which contains lesson material, homework assignments etc. I'm using GitBash to do this and used the SSH method.
Each week this repo is updated with content for the upcoming week, and we are all expected to pull the new content, however when I've gone into where the repo is stored on my computer, I've noticed it has been automatically updating itself. The new content from the repo is there and I haven't done any pull requests or anything with GitBash.
My adviser said he's never heard of this and doesn't know what it is. Is there some sort of setting or configuration that automatically pulls new content from repos?