in bash git master main ~ read.

Switching to main/master branch easily

Have you ever had this problem, when trying to do git checkout master and receiving an error that such branch does not exist ? That's because some projects have switched to a new main branch and other projects are too old and nobody is moving them to main. Remembering which project is having which type of main branch was too much for me, so I have added following alias to my zsh:

function git_checkout_main_or_master {
    git show-ref --verify --quiet refs/heads/master
    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
        git checkout master
        git checkout main
alias m=git_checkout_main_or_master

And now I just do m in my terminal and git automatically switches me to the right branch.

Hope this helps someone besides me in the future :)

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