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git check-ref-format

Checks if a given refname is acceptable, and exits with a non-zero status if it is not. More information: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-check-ref-format.

  • Check the format of the specified refname:

git check-ref-format {{refs/head/refname}}

  • Print the name of the last branch checked out:

git check-ref-format --branch @{-1}

  • Normalize a refname:

git check-ref-format --normalize {{refs/head/refname}}