What happens when you create a new branch? Well, doing so creates a new pointer for you to move around. Let’s say you want to create a new branch called testing. You do this with the
git branch command:
$ git branch testing
This creates a new pointer to the same commit you’re currently on.
How does Git know what branch you’re currently on? It keeps a special pointer called HEAD.In Git, this is a pointer to the local branch you’re currently on. In this case, you’re still on master. The git branch command only created a new branch — it didn’t switch to that.
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