Efficient Ways to Check Your Current Git Branch in the Terminal

Github branch

In Git, a branch is a lightweight movable pointer to a commit. It is essentially a label that points to a specific commit in the Git repository's commit history.

When you create a new branch, it allows you to diverge from the main line of development and make changes without affecting the main branch.

Git status

When you run git status, Git displays the name of the current branch in the output.

git status

Look for the line that says "On branch <branch_name>".

Git branch

Running git branch will list all local branches, with the current branch highlighted with an asterisk (*).

git branch

Show current

When using the git branch --show-current command, you directly display the name of the current branch.

git branch --show-current



By following these steps, you can easily visualize your current git branch.


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