Sometimes, you will need to rename a local or remote branch in Git, for one reason or another.
In this post, we're going to learn how you can rename a local or remote branch in Git.
Renaming a local branch is easy. Simply use the
git branch command and pass it the
git branch -m <old-branch-name> <new-branch-name>
This will rename the local branch
Now delete the old branch remotely:
git push origin --delete <old-branch-name>
Now that you've deleted the old branch from the remote, you can push your newly-renamed branch to remote.
This is how you can push a new branch to remote:
git push origin <new-branch-name>
Now, simply reset the upstream branch to the new remote branch:
git push origin -u <new-branch-name>
That's it, you should have successfully renamed your branch locally, then reflected the updates on remote.
In this post, we learned how to rename your branch locally, then push these changes to remote.
Hopefully, you've found this useful.
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