Rename remote branch

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

Renames a branch both locally and on the remote.

  • Use git branch -m <old-name> <new-name> to rename the local <old-name> branch to <new-name>.
  • Use git push origin --delete <old-name> to delete the old remote branch.
  • Use git checkout <new-name> to switch to the renamed branch.
  • Use git push origin -u <new-name> to set <new-name> as the remote branch for the renamed branch.
git branch -m <old-name> <new-name>
git push origin --delete <old-name>
git checkout <new-name>
git push origin -u <new-name>
git checkout master
git branch -m patch-1 patch-2    # Renamed the local branch to `patch-2`
git push origin --delete patch-1
git checkout patch-2
git push origin -u patch-2 # Renames the remote branch to `patch-2`

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