Git – Create New Branch and Checkout – In One Command

Each time you want to commit a bug or a feature, you need to create a branch for it.

To create a new branch there is a git branch command.

After you have created a branch, you need to switch in this branch using a git checkout command.

But it is also possible to create a new Git branch and switch in this branch using only one git checkout command with -b option.

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Сreate Git Branch and Checkout

Create a new Git branch and checkout:

$ git branch <branch_name>
$ git checkout <branch_name>

Create a Git branch and checkout in one command:

$ git checkout -b <branch_name>

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