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git branch

Main Git command for working with branches. More information: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-branch.

  • List local branches. The current branch is highlighted by *:

git branch

  • List all branches (local and remote):

git branch -a

  • Show the name of the current branch:

git branch --show-current

  • Create new branch based on the current commit:

git branch {{branch_name}}

  • Create new branch based on a specific commit:

git branch {{branch_name}} {{commit_hash}}

  • Rename a branch (must not have it checked out to do this):

git branch -m {{old_branch_name}} {{new_branch_name}}

  • Delete a local branch (must not have it checked out to do this):

git branch -d {{branch_name}}

  • Delete a remote branch:

git push {{remote_name}} --delete {{remote_branch_name}}