To create a branch in Git and switch to it, enter the following command in your terminal:
git checkout -b branch-name
The above command will create a new branch and switch to it automatically.
To check that you’ve created and switched to the new branch, enter the following command in your terminal:
The branch you’re currently on should print out on the next line.
You can also list all of your branches available by entering the following command in your terminal:
The branch you’re currently on will be marked with an asterisk, as in the example below:
master * topic-branch
Run the following command to create a branch called dev-branch in your project folder:
git checkout -b dev-branch
Add some code to the
index.html file and then stage and commit the changes.
Basic Branching and Merging from the Pro Git book