The checkout command is used to switch to a specific branch, also the checkout command gets the latest changes from the specified branch and updates them to the local working folder. Before using the checkout command to switch to a branch, the specific branch should be created using the git branch command.
The checkout command can be used with the –b switch to create a new branch and switch to that branch in a single command.
$git checkout -b
The above command is equivalent to the following 2 commands.
Use the following steps to checkout to a specific branch.
1. Open Git Bash
2. Navigate to the working folder in which the changes to be committed are to be done using the cd command.
cd c:\\GitWorkingFolder\\documentsUse the “git checkout