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Managing the default branch name for your repositories

You can set the default branch name for new repositories that you create on GitHub.com.

About management of the default branch name

When you create a new repository on GitHub.com, the repository contains one branch, which is the default branch. You can change the name that GitHub uses for the default branch in new repositories you create. For more information about the default branch, see "About branches."

您可以更改现有仓库的默认分支。 有关详细信息,请参阅“更改默认分支”。

Setting the default branch name

  1. 在任何页面的右上角,单击个人资料照片,然后单击“设置”。

    用户栏中的 Settings 图标

  2. In the "Code planning, and automation" section of the sidebar, click Repositories.

  3. Under "Repository default branch", click Change default branch name now. Override button

  4. Type the default name that you would like to use for new branches. Text box for entering default name

  5. Click Update. Update button

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