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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 your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

About management of the default branch name

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

É possível alterar o branch-padrão para um repositório existente. Para obter mais informações, confira "Como alterar o branch padrão".

Setting the default branch name

  1. No canto superior direito de qualquer página, clique na foto do seu perfil e em Configurações.

    Ícone Settings (Configurações) na barra de usuário

  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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