How to get the current branch name in Git in Gitlab ?

How to get the current branch name in Git in Gitlab ?


here, in this post, we will be learning how to determine or get the name of the current branch in Git.

So, there are several ways to get the name of the current branch in Git:

Method 1: git branch with no arguments displays the Current branch marked with an asterisk (*) in front of it:

Command: 


    $ git branch

after typing the above command you will get the following result:


   HP@HP-PC MINGW64 /c/xampp/htdocs/project
$ git branch
* your_branch_name


Method 2: We will show the current branch name directly without any argument by using the following command:

Command:


    $ git branch --show-current

after typing the above command you will get the following result:


   HP@HP-PC MINGW64 /c/xampp/htdocs/project
$ git branch --show-current
your_branch_name


Method 3: this is another method of showing that how to find which git branch I am on, so you will get directly the branch name using the following command:

Command: Git 2.22 and above )


    $ git name-rev --name-only HEAD

after typing the above command you will get the following result:


   HP@HP-PC MINGW64 /c/xampp/htdocs/project
$ git name-rev --name-only HEAD
your_branch_name


Method 4: how to see what branch you are on.! so you will get your branch name by the following command:


    $ git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD

after typing the above command you will get the following result:


   HP@HP-PC MINGW64 /c/xampp/htdocs/project
$ git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD
your_branch_name


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