Rename git local/remote branches

Found this article — helped me a ton!

https://multiplestates.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/rename-a-local-and-remote-branch-in-git/

Rename a local and remote branch in git
If you have named a branch incorrectly AND pushed this to the remote repository follow these steps before any other developers get a chance to jump on you and give you shit for not correctly following naming conventions.

  1. Rename your local branch.
    If you are on the branch you want to rename:


git branch -m new-name
If you are on a different branch:


git branch -m old-name new-name

  1. Delete the old-name remote branch and push the new-name local branch.


git push origin :old-name new-name

  1. Reset the upstream branch for the new-name local branch.
    Switch to the branch and then:


git push origin -u new-name

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