How to force Jenkins to rebuild a branch?

How do you force Jenkins and Git to rebuild a branch it thinks it has already built?

We have Jenkins and the Git plugin set up to build our repository branches and merge them back to our repo on any SCM change. But this means, naturally, that Jenkins will ONLY build on an SCM change.

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    You can do that using Git Parameter Plugin. After installing this plugin you have to :

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    1. tranform your job to a Parametrized job
    2. add a Git parameter named “branches”,
    3. select “Branch” for “Parameter Type” field
    4. enter a regex that match all branches you want to watch

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    1. use the branches parameter into Git “branches to build” field

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    1. now when you launch your build you can select the branch to build
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