How to create a new branch in Git?

Published July 14, 2021

To create a new branch in Git, you can use the git checkout command followed by the flag -b and then type the name of the branch you need to make.

For example, to make a branch called my-new-branch you can use the git checkout command like this,

# Creates a new git branch
git checkout -b my-new-branch

This will create a branch called my-new-branch and will automatically check you into it (aka, set the current working branch to my-new-branch).

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