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Switching from Git master to main on Heroku

mbogan profile image Michael Bogan ・1 min read

I just saw that Heroku created the ability to git push heroku from main instead of master - and since I've been wanting to change my Git repos away from master anyway, I thought I'd check it out myself. Luckily, it was simple.

(For a little background info on the issue of master vs main in Git, see here)

I followed these 3 steps:

  1. First I had to move my master branch to main using git checkout -b main:

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  1. Then I had to delete the old master branch using git branch -D master:

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  1. And now I can deploy from _main _using git push heroku main.

(Heroku builds and runs the pushed code as the latest version of your app)

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That's it. Easy and fast, and no more master branches in my Git repo or Heroku builds.

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