Friday, May 28, 2021

How to clone a git branch

These notes are for Centos Linux version 7 (git 1.8) and 8 (git 2.7). 

Git is used as a repository to maintain source codes. Its advantage is in being able to manage source codes and files in a distributed way. This allow each one author to have the history and control of the source codes and files that are in their own access. 

A repository is commonly stored at a server and is accessed commonly through secure shell (SSH) or web (HTTP, HTTPS). Programmers, testers and others may clone (make a copy) of the repository OR a branch of the repository to their local machine.

Example of the command to clone by SSH where the username is git, the server URL is 

git clone

When a repository is created, it is common to have the default branch name "master". From there, source code for development or testing is created in a new branch. 
git branch listing

Example it can be name by functionality "customer-feature". From that branch, another new branch can even be created, for example "customer-view".

git checkout -b customer-feature
git checkout -b customer-view

To switch between branches, use the command checkout

git checkout customer-feature

Then this new branch can be added to the repository with the option "-u".

git push -u origin customer-feature

Further changes to the branch can be easily added to the repository with the command

git push origin customer-feature

Most of the commands listed here should require administration rights.


yum install git
dnf install git

Clone the whole repository

git clone

cd laraveljsonapi

Then list the branches in local and at remote server.

git branch -a

View activity at remote branch

git remote show origin

Clone a branch from repository

Start from a directory where the branch should be created.

git clone -b customer-feature

cd customer-feature

View log activity of that branch

git log

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