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Create a new empty Git branch in an existing repository

Stanislav KhromovStanislav Khromov

Sometimes you want to create a completely empty git branch in a repository (for example for documentation, static site generation etc). Here is how to accomplish this. Replace empty-branch with the branch name you want to create.

git checkout --orphan empty-branch
git rm -rf .
git commit --allow-empty -m "root commit"
git push origin empty-branch



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