git checkout -b

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Create a new branch and change to it:

git checkout -b YOUR_NEW_BRANCH_NAME
Switched to a new branch 'YOUR_NEW_BRANCH_NAME'
git checkout -b "Name with spaces"
fatal: 'Name with spaces' is not a valid branch name.
git checkout -b name_from_existing_branch
fatal: A branch named 'name_from_existing_branch' already exists.

Create a new branch[edit]

git branch new_branch_name

git checkout new_branch_name

git push --set-upstream origin new_branch_name


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