Git Commands



Creating a new branch

To create a new branch and then switch to it:

git checkout -b newBranchName

From here, you can do all the changes you want in the branch including doing commits. They will be added to the branch.

Work on an existing branch

If you already have a branch and you want to work on it, you can switch to it by using:

git checkout branchName

Pushing changes to the new branch

When you are ready to push your first commits to the new branch, do the following:

git push --set-upstream origin newBranchName

This will push your commits to your new branch and set the upstream to your new branch. After this first push, any subsequent commit pushes you want to make to your new branch you can just do the normal push:

git push

Merging a branch

When you are ready to merge a branch into another, go to your repository on GitHub and it will walk you through the steps.

After that, you need to reconcile your changes onto your local repo. To do this, switch to the master branch and use these commands:

git add *
git stash
git pull

Additional commands

To list the local branches:

git branch

To delete a local branch:

git branch -d <branch_name>

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