Knowledge for the World

How to check out a remote branch in git

If you're working on your development environment but you need access to a branch that someone else has pushed to "origin" then you'll need to follow these steps.


You must fetch origin to get all of the remote branches that are available. To fetch origin simply move to your working directory and type: git fetch origin


The easiest way to get the remote branch is by checking it out. To do so simply type: git checkout -b branch_name origin/branch_name This will checkout the remote branch called branch_name into a local branch with the same name.