Create a new branch

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Git, Branch, Remote · Apr 13, 2021

Creates and switches to a new branch, optionally setting up a remote tracking branch.

  • Use git checkout -b <branch> to create a new branch with the specified name and switch to it.
  • You can optionally add -t <remote>/<branch> to set up a remote tracking branch for the newly created branch.
  • Note: You can alternatively use git branch <branch> [-t <remote>/<branch>] and then git checkout <branch> separately.
git checkout -b <branch> [-t <remote>/<branch>]
git checkout -b patch-1
# Local branch, without a remote tracking branch

git checkout -b patch-2 -t origin/patch-2
# Local branch and remote tracking branch with the same name

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