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git-branch - Create a new branch, or remove an old one
'git-branch' [[-f] <branchname> [<start-point>]]
'git-branch' (-d | -D) <branchname>
If no argument is provided, show available branches and mark current
branch with star. Otherwise, create a new branch of name <branchname>.
If a starting point is also specified, that will be where the branch is
created, otherwise it will be created at the current HEAD.
With a `-d` or `-D` option, `<branchname>` will be deleted.
Delete a branch. The branch must be fully merged.
Delete a branch irrespective of its index status.
Force a reset of <branchname> to <start-point> (or current head).
The name of the branch to create or delete.
Where to create the branch; defaults to HEAD. This
option has no meaning with -d and -D.
Start development off of a known tag::
$ git clone git:// my2.6
$ cd my2.6
$ git branch my2.6.14 v2.6.14 <1>
$ git checkout my2.6.14
<1> These two steps are the same as "checkout -b my2.6.14 v2.6.14".
Delete unneeded branch::
$ git clone git:// my.git
$ cd my.git
$ git branch -D todo <1>
<1> delete todo branch even if the "master" branch does not have all
commits from todo branch.
Written by Linus Torvalds <> and Junio C Hamano <>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite