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Git checkout is used to navigate between branches. Learn more in these guides

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Git errors: cannot checkout branch - error: pathspec 'branch_name' did not match any file(s) known to git

Sometimes after repository checkout you can encounter the error trying to switch branches:


Smarter git checkout with fzf

This oneline uses for-each-ref, a low-level command for scripting, to get a list of all the local branches in the repository without any decoration. The result is piped to fzf where we can select the branch we want and finally the result is passed through xargs so we can git checkout the branch.


How to checkout github pull requests locally like Pro

If you work with the repositories hosted on Github , you have to deal with lot of Pull requests daily generally, and the process to checkout the PR's locally in your machine is quite not easy, you have to see the PR's id and also the branch name.


Cloning a workspace in Jenkins with a Git SVM setup does not checkout the correct branch.

Now, I would expect my job to run against 4.4. The thing is, it will keep doing a checkout of the last commit from the master branch on Gitlab. You can easily verify this by checking the hash of the relevant git commit


Easily checkout branch from checkout history with git-checkout-history

https://github.com/yulrizka/git-checkout-history


Happy Git Checkout coding!