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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

About management of the default branch name

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

Puedes cambiar la rama predeterminada de un repositorio existente. Para más información, vea "Cambio de la rama predeterminada".

Setting the default branch name

  1. En la esquina superior derecha de cualquier página, haga clic en la foto del perfil y, luego, en Settings (Configuración).

    Icono Settings (Parámetros) en la barra de usuario

  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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