Thank you for the quick reply and the information. Please forgive my ignorance here, I am trying to understand what I am trying to understand.
I tried the new command and it returned this error "Cloning into 'folder'... fatal: Remote branch MOODLE_23_STABLE not found in the upstream origin" Is this saying that I do not have a Moodle 23 stable branch created? If I do a git Status I get "On branch MOODLE_23_STABLE nothing to commit, working clean directory"
So, digging some more and doing a git remote -v I see that origin is the name of the git repository at git.moodle.org, but I am still not understanding why I am getting the error that I am. I changed to my moodle directory and did a git pull and it pulled the latest 2.3.4 changes down. What am I missing and you can be brutally honest if you need to be, computer screens hide tears quite well.