Switching to a Different Branch Without Committing Changes in Local Git Repository

  • Last updated Apr 25, 2024

The 'git stash' command is used to save the current state of the working branch and go back to previous clean working branch and work on something else so that later you can go back and re-apply the changes.

Follow these steps to switch to a different branch in Git without committing changes:

  1. Before switching branches, use the command 'git status' to see the current state of your working directory. This will help you understand what changes you have made:
  2. git status
  3. To switch to a different branch while retaining your changes, you can temporarily stash them using:
  4. git stash
  5. Switch to another branch using:
  6. git checkout branch_name