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rename git branch locally and remotely
git branch -m old_branch new_branch # Rename branch locally
git push origin :old_branch # Delete the old branch
git push --set-upstream origin new_branch # Push the new branch, set local branch to track the new remote
@jogaec22
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Thanks, it helped me!

@DmMhs
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DmMhs commented Oct 15, 2020

@chrisivens you've saved my day. Thanks

@murtajaziad
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Thanks a lot 🌹

@devinrhode2
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devinrhode2 commented Nov 5, 2020

I have a better alias, that only requires you to specify the new branch name you want.

[alias]
  rename = "!moveit() { git push origin --delete `git branch --show-current` || true; git branch -m $1; git push --set-upstream origin $1; }; moveit"

It tries to delete your current branch remotely first, but continues on if this fails. Then renames it locally, and then pushes the newly named branch.

It may be problematic if you have stuff on your remote branch that you don't have locally, but, that's extremely unlikely, although you may need to dig into git reflog to find them in that edge case. If you want to preserve your old/current remote branch name, don't use this.

Usage - renames your current branch:

git rename new_branch_name

@aramodi
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aramodi commented Nov 21, 2020

First time I saw a gist with three lines having 2k stars lol

@sangeethkumarn
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Thank you so much

@Mohitmadhav
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Thanks a lot !! Worked smoothly

@SynCap
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SynCap commented Jul 28, 2021

PowerShell function/module for this https://gist.github.com/30b513e40ada3e171e99e57d25c45f1c

@vishalbandre
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Thanks, great. It works as expected.

@Rakesh-space
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Thanks you

@bidehalaxmi
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Thank you

@sunnycs121
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Very helpful. Thank you so much!

@adedoyin-paystack
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Thank you very much

@HaSS-1
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HaSS-1 commented Mar 29, 2022

you pusted this solution 8 years ago ... but still working like a charm. ✅

@Al-Mutawakkil
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Thank You so much!

@au-kirkwang
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Very helpful. Thank you so much!

@lorenzogrv
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Thanks! (again) ❤️

@Rayhan-khan-Ridoy
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thanks...its working

@deSp44
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deSp44 commented Nov 30, 2022

Thanks!

@Kaleyemijowurolo
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awesome

@codewithmanas
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Thanks!

@AdarshGaur01
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Thanks. It worked like a charm.

@jriegner
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Thanks!

@Alan052918
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Thanks!

@renehu-gd
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Great!

@JohannSuarez
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Still works, thanks a lot!

@hulopza
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hulopza commented Oct 3, 2023

Helped a bunch, thanks!

@kal40
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kal40 commented Oct 4, 2023

Thanks!

@mmhg-hamed
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Perfect, thanks

@lissethamc
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Thank you! It worked, It only made me do my last PR again but not a big deal

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