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If I was to create a new branch and wanted it to be at exactly that commit, would I then use checkout for a detached head and then a checkout -b foobar?
Is there any better way to achieve this?

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Jason McCreary Ask Me Anything

You could do that.

Many forget checkout takes second argument as a reference to checkout from. So if your goal was simply to checkout a branch from an older point in time (commit abc123), you could run: git checkout -b foobar abc123