How do I move the contents of my master branch to a new Git branch?
I’ve been making some vast changes on the master branch of my Git repository. I’m pretty new to Git and so I’m wondering:
How can I move my current master branch to a new branch and recreate my master branch from scratch for a particular folder of files?
As an example, I have another folder, like
new_stuff, that contains the new files to be added to the master branch, and that old master is a new branch named
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Within the directory of the repository, in the command line type the following:
git branch -m master old_master git branch master
This should be enough 🙂
git branch -m master old_master to rename master to something else. Then do something like
git checkout -b master HEAD~2 to create the new master as per your needs ( in this case till the 2nd commit from previous HEAD ) Now add / replace the folder
new_stuff and commit in
git checkout master; git reset --hard f1eb786
worked fine for me and seems less intrusive than deleting master temporarily.