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Create and merge a local git branch

This article shows how to create a local git branch to test some things and merge it back into master.

Starting situation

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.

Create branch

$ git checkout -b pyside
Switched to a new branch 'pyside'

Make changes to the code.

Git status

$ git status
On branch pyside
Changes not staged for commit:
  (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
  (use "git restore <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
	modified:   requirements.txt

no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

Add and commit

$ git add -A
$ git commit -m "pyside added to requirements"
[pyside a069fc42] pyside added to requirements
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

Merge to master

$ git checkout master
Switched to branch 'master'
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.
$ git merge pyside
Updating 33654d11..a069fc42
Fast-forward
 python/requirements.txt | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit.
  (use "git push" to publish your local commits)

nothing to commit, working tree clean
Written by Loek van den Ouweland on February 22, 2021. Questions regarding this artice? You can send them to the address below.
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