Renaming Branches

Learn how to rename a branch in this lesson.

You might find yourself in a situation where you have to rename the new branch you’ve created. Git provides a very convenient way to do so.

We will, once again, rely on the git branch command to rename an existing branch.

Let’s say you have been working on a significant feature. You want to add authentication to your application. The branch that you are making all the relevant changes to is called new_branch. The name new_branch is not related to what you are doing in any way. No one else will be able to identify what this branch is about, either. It is a better idea to call it something like authentication_feature.

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