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GIT-CREATE-BRANCH(1) Git Extras GIT-CREATE-BRANCH(1)

NAME

git-create-branch - Create branches

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

Creates local branch named <branchname> and optionally sets up a remote tracking branch.

OPTIONS

Setup a remote tracking branch using remote_name. If remote_name is not supplied, use origin by default.

<branchname>

The name of the branch to create.

PREFERENCES

You may save your default preference for the remote option above by using git config with the key git-extras.create-branch.remote whose value will be the default remote when [-r|--remote] is not specified.
$ git config git-extras.create-branch.remote lucinda
    

The command line option -r|--remote will override this preference.

EXAMPLES

With no remote preference set:
# creates local branch ´integration´
$ git create-branch integration
# creates local & remote branch ´integration´ (on default ´origin´)
$ git create-branch -r integration
# creates local & remote branch ´integration´ on ´upstream´
$ git create-branch -r upstream integration
    

With git-extras.create-branch.remote preference set to ´lucinda´:

# creates local & remote branch ´integration´ (on preference ´lucinda´)
$ git create-branch integration
# overriding preference, using default `-r` of ´origin´
# creates local & remote branch ´integration´ on default ´origin´
$ git create-branch -r integration
# overriding preference, using specified `-r` of ´upstream´
# creates local & remote branch ´integration´ on ´upstream´
$ git create-branch -r upstream integration
    

NOTES

As of 4.4.0, the default behavior has changed. git-create-branch will no longer automatically setup a remote tracking branch unless the -r|-remote option is specified. See additional note on preference feature in 4.8.0-dev below.
As of 4.8.0-dev, the remote option can be set via git config preference as described in Preferences section.

AUTHOR

Written by Jonhnny Weslley <jw@jonhnnyweslley.net> Modified by Mark Pitman <mark.pitman@gmail.com>, Brian Murrell <btmurrell@gmail.com>.

REPORTING BUGS

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras/issues>

SEE ALSO

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras>
October 2020