Branching in Magitλ︎
Every Git commit is made on a branch, the default branch name is master. A new branch should be created when developing a new feature, especially when working on an pull request. Branches are used to try pull requests made by others.
Creating a branchλ︎
SPC g s opens the Magit Status buffer.
b c creates a new branch, first prompting for the name of the existing branch to use as the starting point, then prompting for the name of the new branch.
b s creates a tracking branch, useful when working with existing remote branches
Branch from an earlier commitλ︎
SPC g s opens the Magit status buffer
b b to select a different branch if required (optional)
l l opens a long log, showing all the commits from the current branch
k to navigate the commit history. Move to the commit on which to make a new branch
b c to create a new branch from the current commit, prompting for the name of the new branch.
The new branch is now set.