Switching off the main branch

I’ve been working on the main branch of commcarehq and now I want to
push my changes to the domains branch. I believe that I need to change
branches in order to do this. I’m new to git, but after doing some
searching I believe that the command to use is ‘git checkout -m
[branch]’. I tried this using ‘git checkout -m origin/domains’ and now
when I do a ‘git branch -a’ the indicator for current branch is next
to ‘(no branch)’. Here’s everything I get from branch:

  • (no branch)
    remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master
    remotes/origin/domains
    remotes/origin/intel
    remotes/origin/master

Can anyone tell me if I’m just using the wrong command? Or if I need
to use something other than ‘origin/domains’ as my indication for the
domains branch?

I haven’t been able to switch back to HEAD either.

Thanks,
Whitney

An update:
It looks like the problem was that I was trying to switch to a non-
local branch. So I’m now back on a local branch (which I hope is
pointing to head). I think I need to make a local branch that points
to the remote domains branch and then checkout to there. Sound right?

So I need to do a ‘git branch [localbranchname] origin/domains’ and
then ‘git checkout [localbranchname]’?

··· On Mar 23, 9:38 am, Whitney Schaefer wrote: > I've been working on the main branch of commcarehq and now I want to > push my changes to the domains branch. I believe that I need to change > branches in order to do this. I'm new to git, but after doing some > searching I believe that the command to use is 'git checkout -m > [branch]'. I tried this using 'git checkout -m origin/domains' and now > when I do a 'git branch -a' the indicator for current branch is next > to '(no branch)'. Here's everything I get from branch: > * (no branch) > remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master > remotes/origin/domains > remotes/origin/intel > remotes/origin/master > > Can anyone tell me if I'm just using the wrong command? Or if I need > to use something other than 'origin/domains' as my indication for the > domains branch? > > I haven't been able to switch back to HEAD either. > > Thanks, > Whitney

An update:
It looks like the problem was that I was trying to switch to a non-
local branch. So I’m now back on a local branch (which I hope is
pointing to head). I think I need to make a local branch that points
to the remote domains branch and then checkout to there. Sound right?

So I need to do a ‘git branch [localbranchname] origin/domains’ and
then ‘git checkout [localbranchname]’?

Right. You also might need a --track flag before the origin/domains bit.

Glad you got this sorted!

-Cory

··· 2010/3/23 Whitney Schaefer :

On Mar 23, 9:38 am, Whitney Schaefer whitney.ty...@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve been working on the main branch of commcarehq and now I want to
push my changes to the domains branch. I believe that I need to change
branches in order to do this. I’m new to git, but after doing some
searching I believe that the command to use is ‘git checkout -m
[branch]’. I tried this using ‘git checkout -m origin/domains’ and now
when I do a ‘git branch -a’ the indicator for current branch is next
to ‘(no branch)’. Here’s everything I get from branch:

  • (no branch)
    remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master
    remotes/origin/domains
    remotes/origin/intel
    remotes/origin/master

Can anyone tell me if I’m just using the wrong command? Or if I need
to use something other than ‘origin/domains’ as my indication for the
domains branch?

I haven’t been able to switch back to HEAD either.

Thanks,
Whitney

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