i am new to git, so i am creating these notes to help me remember how to use the branch command in git.
branches are very helpful if you dont want to do major changes to your code or project. i often use it just to test a new feature to see how it goes.

shows the current branch
git branch

to create a new branch:
git branch Branch_Name

to change to a different branch
git checkout Branch_Name

as you can see, its very simple, here is the video that helped me understand about branch command in git.


you can use this command to to help you visuallize the branch structure using this command:
git log --graph --oneline master New_Repository
more info at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=155&v=aG2Bx9WsMXY

if you want to create a new branch to retain commits you created you may do so (now or later) by using -b with the check commit again. example:

git checkout -b new_branch_name

check out the video, it explain it all in great detail

IMPORTANT: before you run that merge command, need to make sure you have the master checked out
git checkout master

now the next step once you have created your branches, you can merge the branches together, just follow this tutorial:
to merge two branches together run the merge command
git merge master New_branch

to delete a branch you can just run this command;
git branch -d Branch_name