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Managing the default branch name for repositories in your organization

You can set the default branch name for repositories that members create in your organization on GitHub.com.

Organization owners can manage the default branch name for new repositories in the organization.

About management of the default branch name

When a member of your organization creates a new repository in your organization, 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 that members of your organization 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。 更多信息请参阅“更改默认分支”。

If an enterprise owner has enforced a policy for the default branch name for your enterprise, you cannot set a default branch name for your organization. Instead, you can change the default branch for individual repositories. For more information, see "Enforcing repository management policies in your enterprise" and "Changing the default branch."

Setting the default branch name

  1. 在 GitHub.com 的右上角,单击您的头像,然后单击 Your organizations(您的组织)个人资料菜单中的组织

  2. 在组织旁边,单击 Settings(设置)设置按钮

  3. 在边栏的“Code, planning, and automation(代码、规划和自动化)”部分中,选择 Repository(仓库),然后单击 Repository defaults(仓库默认值)

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

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

  6. Click Update. Update button

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