branch: List, create, or delete branches
eg branch [-r]
eg branch [-s] NEWBRANCH [STARTPOINT]
eg branch -d BRANCH
List the existing branches that you can switch to, create a new branch,
or delete an existing branch. For switching the working copy to a
different branch, use the eg switch command instead.
Note that branches are local; creation of branches in a remote repository
can be accomplished by first creating a local branch and then pushing the
new branch to the remote repository using eg push.
List the available local branches
$ eg branch
Create a new branch named random_stuff, based off the last commit.
$ eg branch random_stuff
Create a new branch named sec-48 based off the 4.8 branch
$ eg branch sec-48 4.8
Delete the branch named bling
$ eg branch -d bling
Create a new branch named my_fixes in the default remote repository
$ eg branch my_fixes
$ eg push --branch my_fixes
(Advanced) Create a new branch named bling, based off the remote tracking
branch of the same name
$ eg branch bling origin/bling
See 'eg remote' for more details about setting up named remotes and
remote tracking branches, and 'eg help topic storage' for more details on
differences between branches and remote tracking branches.
Delete specified branch
List remote tracking branches (see 'eg help topic storage') for more
details. This is useful when using named remote repositories (see 'eg
After creating the new branch, switch to it
Differences from git branch:
eg branch is identical to git branch other than adding a new -s option for
switching to a branch immediately after creating it.
Run 'git help branch' for a comprehensive list of options available.
eg branch is designed to accept the same options as git branch, and
with the same meanings unless specified otherwise in the above