git checkout

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git checkout switch branches or restore working tree files

git checkout
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/main'.
git checkout master
Branch 'master' set up to track remote branch 'master' from 'origin'.
Switched to a new branch 'master'
git merge origin/main
fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories
  • Create a new branch and change to it: -b
git checkout -b YOUR_NEW_BRANCH_NAME
Switched to a new branch
git checkout new_branch


git checkout main
Switched to branch 'main'
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/main'.
git checkout --progress --force
git checkout your_branch_name
git checkout --track

Errors[edit]

git checkout main
error: pathspec 'main' did not match any file(s) known to git
git checkout main 
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout:
       yourfile1.txt
       yourfile2.txt
Please commit your changes or stash them before you switch branches.
Aborting

Rename Branch[edit]

git checkout -f yourbranch 
git branch -M yourNewBranch

Related[edit]

See also[edit]

  • https://github.com/actions/checkout
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