How to Clone a Specific Git Branch

February 28, 2023

This guide is part of the "Snippets" series. This series is focused on providing simple and accessible tutorials on various topics relating to development!

To clone a specific Git branch, you can use the following command:

git clone -b branch_name

This command will clone the specified branch (branch_name) of the given repository URL into your local machine. Make sure to replace the "username" and "repository" in the URL with the actual username and repository name, respectively.

If you already have the repository cloned to your local machine and want to switch to a specific branch, you can use the following command:

git checkout branch_name

This command will switch your local repository to the specified branch (branch_name).

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