How to Rename a Branch on GitHub

How to rename some branch on GitHub

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.

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

Rename your remote branch.
git push origin :old-name new-name

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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