Using branches are one of the most powerful features of Git and becomes a part of the software development process.
Last night, I came across an issue where I created a new branch and committed my changes until the
git tool rejected it because the branch was already created by someone else in the repository.
Luckily, I was able to resolve this issue by renaming my branch using
git branch -m command.
Here's a short guide on how you can do that too!
1. Switch to the remote branch you want to rename
git checkout <your_old_branch>
2. Rename the current remote branch
git branch -m <your_new_branch>
Proceed to the next step, if you've pushed your old branch to the remote repository.
3. Push the renamed remote branch
git push origin -u <your_new_branch>
4. Delete the old remote branch
git push origin --delete <your_old_branch>
If you've come this far without any issues, you've successfully renamed your local and remote Git branch.
Hope you found this useful!