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Git errors: cannot checkout branch - error: pathspec 'branch_name' did not match any file(s) known to git
Sometimes after repository checkout you can encounter the error trying to switch branches:
This oneline uses
for-each-ref, a low-level command for scripting, to get a list of all the local branches in the repository without any decoration. The result is piped to
fzfwhere we can select the branch we want and finally the result is passed through
xargsso we can
git checkoutthe branch.
If you work with the repositories hosted on Github , you have to deal with lot of Pull requests daily generally, and the process to checkout the PR's locally in your machine is quite not easy, you have to see the PR's id and also the branch name.
Now, I would expect my job to run against 4.4. The thing is, it will keep doing a checkout of the last commit from the master branch on Gitlab. You can easily verify this by checking the hash of the relevant git commit
Happy Git Checkout coding!