How to switch between Git branches?

by aniya.jaskolski , in category: Third Party Scripts , 5 months ago

How to switch between Git branches?

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by mallory_cormier , 5 months ago

@aniya.jaskolski 

To switch between Git branches, you can use the git checkout command. Follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure your branch is clean. Commit any pending changes or stash them if necessary.
  2. Open the command-line interface or terminal in the directory of your Git repository.
  3. Use the following command to list all available branches: git branch The branch you are currently on will be highlighted with an asterisk (*).
  4. To switch to an existing branch, run the command: git checkout
  5. Git will update your working directory with the files from the newly switched branch.


If you make changes while on a branch and want to switch to a different branch without committing those changes, you can either commit those changes, stash them, or discard them.