Change Git branch on SSH remote before cloning
I am trying to clone a repo from an SSH remote like this:
This works OK but using this command I am actually cloning the “master” branch of the repo, but instead I want to clone another branch which is called “dev2”.
How do I achieve that?
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after git clone.
you can just
git branch --track dev2 origin/dev2
git checkout dev2
to change your branch to dev2 easily.
or a short cut
git clone -b dev2 "ssh://email@example.com/var/www/git/www"
with git you generally clone complete repositories (all branches). if you want to clone only a single branch and never get any other branches use the following commands:
git init project cd project git remote add -f -t dev2 origin 'ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/var/www/git/www' git checkout -b dev2 origin/dev2