Automate Git upstream branch creation
Manually creating upstream branches on push can be a tedious task. Luckily, Git provides a way to automate this process. You can use
git config to enable automatic upstream branch creation on push:
# Syntax: git config [--global] --add --bool push.autoSetupRemote true git config --global --add --bool push.autoSetupRemote true # `git push` will automatically create new branches, if they don't exist git checkout -b my-branch git push # Pushes to origin/my-branch
push.autoSetupRemote will automatically create a new branch on the remote repository, if it doesn't exist. Workflows that benefit most from this setup are ones where local branches are expected to have the same name as their remote counterparts. You can use the
--global flag to enable this setting globally on your machine.