Explore Courses Blog Tutorials Interview Questions
0 votes
in DevOps and Agile by (29.3k points)

How do I rename an existing branch in a Git repo?

I want the current branch to have a new name.

1 Answer

0 votes
by (50.2k points)

If you are currently on the branch which you need to rename it using:

git branch -m new_name 

Or else:

git branch -m old_name new_name 

To check the name changed or not you could use

git branch -a

This will show you the branch with a new name it means you have successfully changed the branch name in the local repo if you want to do that in remote repo then you could use:

git push origin: old_name

This will remove the old branch name

git push origin new_name

This will update the changes in the repo and uploads the file with the changed name or new name.

Welcome to Intellipaat Community. Get your technical queries answered by top developers!

30.5k questions

32.5k answers


108k users

Browse Categories