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Changing the default branch

If you have more than one branch in your repository, you can configure any branch as the default branch.

Who can use this feature

People with admin access for a repository can change the default branch for the repository.

About changing the default branch

You can choose the default branch for a repository. The default branch is the base branch for pull requests and code commits. For more information about the default branch, see "About branches."

Note: If you use the Git-Subversion bridge, changing the default branch will affect your trunk branch contents and the HEAD you see when you list references for the remote repository. For more information, see "Support for Subversion clients" and git-ls-remote in the Git documentation.

You can also rename the default branch. For more information, see "Renaming a branch."

新しいリポジトリのためのデフォルトブランチの名前を設定できます。 詳細については、「リポジトリの既定のブランチを管理する」、「組織のリポジトリの既定のブランチ名を管理する」、「Enterprise でリポジトリ管理ポリシーを適用する」を参照してください。


To change the default branch, your repository must have more than one branch. For more information, see "Creating and deleting branches within your repository."

Changing the default branch

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. リポジトリ名の下の [ 設定] をクリックします。 リポジトリの設定ボタン

  3. In the left menu, click Branches. Repository options sub-menu

  4. Under "Default branch", to the right of the default branch name, click . Switch icon with two arrows to the right of current default branch name

  5. Use the drop-down, then click a branch name. Drop-down to choose new default branch

  6. Click Update. "Update" button after choosing a new default branch

  7. Read the warning, then click I understand, update the default branch. "I understand, update the default branch." button to perform the update