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How to rename a branch in Git? — First published in issue #96

How to rename a branch in Git?

Rename your local foo branch with bar:

git branch -m foo bar

Remember this will add the new branch with you push, but it won’t delete the old foo remote branch.

Add -f --mirror to rename the branch on the remote:

git push -f --mirror

If you just want to remove your remote foo branch, just use:

git push origin :foo
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