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TILSeptember 03, 2019by Andrey Morozov

Git switch command

A switch command has been added in the new version of git

Let's look at examples:


# switched to <branch>

git switch <branch>



# creates a new <branch>

git switch -c <branch>



# switched to commit 

git switch -d <commit> 



# creates and switches to branch from remote. 

# need to use if branch exists in multiple remotes 

git switch -c <branch> --track <remote>/<branch> 



# switch to a branch even if the index or working tree is different from HEAD

# this is used to throw away local changes

git switch --discard-changes <branch>



# alias for  --discard-changes

git switch -f <branch> 



# switch back to the previous branch before we switched

git switch - 

Command available on version Git 2.23.0 or higher