More often than not, I would create a new branch with
git checkout -b branch_name and I would realize that I’ve made a typo or I would come up with a better name for the branch later on.
If I have just created the branch it is ok as I can create a new one, but sometimes I would notice this after a couple of commits.
So here’s how you could rename a local Git branch via your command line!
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If you want to test this on a fresh new repository, then you can do the following prep work:
After that, if you run
git branchagain you will be able to see the correct branch name!
An easy way to remember the
-mflag is from the
mvcommand in Linux, the
mvcommand is used to move files but also rename them, just like the
-mflag for Git!
This is pretty much it! Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby