Sometimes, then you need to transfer few Git branches from existing repository to a new one you could run the following commands:
git clone --no-checkout [New Git Repository URL] new-repo-folder
This command will create a new folder new-repo-folder with a .git folder inside, but without any files from branches.
Change to the repository folder:
Adding the necessary branches: Now you need to do “remote tracking” for the desired branches. You could do it using commands below:
git remote add old-origin [Original Git Repository URL] git fetch old-origin dev:dev git fetch old-origin stage:stage git fetch old-origin prod:prod
This will add the dev, stage, and prod branches from the original repository to your local copy.
Check: Verify that you now have only these three branches.
git branch -l
In case if you have also have copied Git tags use the command below:
git tag -l
to list all Git tags.
To remove all local tags use the command below:
git tag -l | xargs git tag -d
To push all branches to remote use the following command:
git push origin --all