How can I rename a branch in my local Git repository?
You can use
--move flag to rename a branch in our local repository.
To rename the current (i.e. checked out) branch:
git branch -m new-branch-name
To rename a specific branch that may not be checked out:
git branch -m old-branch-name new-branch-name
To propagate this change to a remote, you can use
git push to push the new branch and delete the old branch, as below:
git push origin -u new-branch-name git push origin --delete old-branch-name
If you’re using Windows and would like to change only the capitalization in the branch name, use
-M instead of
-m to avoid an error.
git branch -M my-branch MY-BRANCH