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How to show the current branch name?

To know what branch you are currently on in Git, you can use the git branch command. When you run this command without any options, Git will show you a list of all the branches in your repository and indicate which one you are currently on.

To see which branch you are currently on, run the following command in your Git repository:

git branch

The output will look something like this:

* master
  branch1
  branch2

The asterisk (*) indicates the branch you are currently on. In this example, you are on the master branch.

Alternatively, you can use the git status command to see which branch you are on and get some additional information about the state of your repository. When you run this command, Git will show you the branch you are currently on, as well as any changes that you have made that are not yet committed.

To see which branch you are on using the git status command, run the following command in your Git repository:

git status

The output will look something like this:

On branch master
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.

nothing to commit, working tree clean

In this example, you are on the master branch, and there are no changes that need to be committed.


Yes, you are correct! The `git branch --show-current` command is a more direct way of getting the name of the branch you are currently on, starting with Git version 2.22.

So, to see the name of the branch you are currently on, you can run:

```
git branch --show-current
```

The output will be the name of the current branch, like:

```
main
```

Thank you for pointing that out! Using `git branch --show-current` is a more concise way to check the current branch, compared to using `git branch` or `git status`.

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