FreeKB - Git git branch command
Git - git branch command

This assumes you are already cloned a repository from the source Git repo (typically called "origin") to a directory on your PC, such as the foo.git or bar.git repos.

 

After cloning a repository, by default, you will have a branch called "master" on your PC.

 

The git branch command can be used to view the shorthand name of the branch you are in. 

git branch

 

Something like this will be returned.The wildcard character is used to identify the branch you are currently using (master in this example).

* master

 

The -v or --verbose flag can be used to include the ID and comment of the latest update in the branch.

git branch --verbose

 

Which will return something like this.

* master f882ea7 updated logging output

 

The -a or -all flag can be used to display all of the branches in the repository.

git branch --all

 

Which will return something like this.

* master
  remotes/origin/HEAD
  remotes/origin/feat/logging
  remotes/origin/master

 

The git checkout command can be used to switch to another branch.

git checkout feat/logging

 

Which should return something like this.

Switched to a new branch 'feat/logging'

 



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