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How to get Current Working Branch in Git CLI


To get the current working branch without parsing anything we can just use the following git command

git branch --show-current # 👉 main (for example)

How does it work?

  • git branch is used to perform operations related to the branch like creating, deleting, listing, etc and running that alone will list down all the branches
  • By the --show-current option, we're filtering only the current working branch.

Happy fetching branch!