@girish sorry I thought it is related to this forum
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RE: Creating a new branch on a remote repo from loco rep
Creating a new branch on a remote repo from loco rep
I have a remote GitLab repo my-project that contains 2 branches master and dev. And I learn it from GitLab vs GitHub has a directory on my local machine named also my-project that I was developing some code in it and it has more or less the same structure as the remote repo. What I want to do is:
- initialize the directory as a git repo (which I already did)
- connect the initialized local repo somehow to the remote one.
- Then create a branch based on the structure of the master branch of the remote repo (without losing any files on the local repo).
- finally, push the code in the local repo to the newly created branch in the new repo.
what I have done so far is:
cd my-project git init git fetch git checkout -b new_dev_branch git add . git commit -m "first trial" git remote add origin path/to/remote/gitlab/my-project.git git push -u origin new_dev_branch
But the problem is that it didn't create the branch with the structure of the master as I wanted in step 3.