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A comparison of using `git flow` commands versus raw `git` commands.

Initialize

gitflow git
git flow init git init
  git commit --allow-empty -m "Initial commit"
  git checkout -b develop master

Connect to the remote repository

gitflow git
N/A git remote add origin git@github.com:MYACCOUNT/MYREPO

Features

Create a feature branch

gitflow git
git flow feature start MYFEATURE git checkout -b feature/MYFEATURE develop

Share a feature branch

gitflow git
git flow feature publish MYFEATURE git checkout feature/MYFEATURE
  git push origin feature/MYFEATURE

Get latest for a feature branch

gitflow git
git flow feature pull origin MYFEATURE git checkout feature/MYFEATURE
  git pull --rebase origin feature/MYFEATURE

Finalize a feature branch

gitflow git
git flow feature finish MYFEATURE git checkout develop
  git merge --no-ff feature/MYFEATURE
  git branch -d feature/MYFEATURE

Push the merged feature branch

gitflow git
N/A git push origin develop
  git push origin :feature/MYFEATURE (if pushed)

Releases

Create a release branch

gitflow git
git flow release start 1.2.0 git checkout -b release/1.2.0 develop

Share a release branch

gitflow git
git flow release publish 1.2.0 git checkout release/1.2.0
  git push origin release/1.2.0

Get latest for a release branch

gitflow git
N/A git checkout release/1.2.0
  git pull --rebase origin release/1.2.0

Finalize a release branch

gitflow git
git flow release finish 1.2.0 git checkout master
  git merge --no-ff release/1.2.0
  git tag -a 1.2.0
  git checkout develop
  git merge --no-ff release/1.2.0
  git branch -d release/1.2.0

Push the merged feature branch

gitflow git
N/A git push origin master
  git push origin develop
  git push origin --tags
  git push origin :release/1.2.0 (if pushed)

Hotfixes

Create a hotfix branch

gitflow git
git flow hotfix start 1.2.1 [commit] git checkout -b hotfix/1.2.1 [commit]

Finalize a hotfix branch

gitflow git
git flow hotfix finish 1.2.1 git checkout master
  git merge --no-ff hotfix/1.2.1
  git tag -a 1.2.1
  git checkout develop
  git merge --no-ff hotfix/1.2.1
  git branch -d hotfix/1.2.1

Push the merged hotfix branch

gitflow git
N/A git push origin master
  git push origin develop
  git push origin --tags
  git push origin :hotfix/1.2.1 (if pushed)

References

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