Git: Renaming a Branch
Git branches are an easy way to manage our code, and separate our copies of our code when we want to work on specific features. We can then merge our code back into our main branch, or even rebase it.
Sometimes, though we make a mistake in the naming of our branch. Maybe you wrote
fea-ui-design instead of
feat-ui-design, or maybe you just want to rename your branch completely. Fortunately, it’s easy to rename a branch. First switch to the branch you want to rename using
git checkout my-branch
And then use the
-m option on
branch to rename it.
git branch -m new-branch
my-branch has been renamed to
new-branch - it’s as easy as that!
More Tips and Tricks for Git
- Git blame - How to find out who modified a line with Git
- How to make Git ignore file permission (chmod) changes
- How to amend and update a git commit
- How to force overwrite local changes with 'git pull'
- A Step by Step Guide to Git Branches
- Using Git to see recent changes in specified a time period
- Setting upstream with Git
- Git Merge: Merging Changes from other Branches
- How to add a Blank Directory to your Git Repository
- The Complete Beginners Guide to Getting Started with Git