Git worktree is great a way to separate your code without having to create a new branch when you are not yet ready to commit.
I have created a new repo in GitHub and cloned in a dir ‘worktree-example’.
git clone [email protected]:sminrana/git-worktree-example.git
Open the dir with code . command and update the readme.md file. Now we can push it to main branch.
git add README.md git commit -m "message" git push origin main
It’s time to create our first worktree. We will put our worktree one dir up from our current dir where our main branch is. The documentation says -d flag with single hyphen but two hypen worked for me.
git worktree add --d ../test
Now open test folder and open it in code . and make some changes in readme file then commit. Since worktree is detached HEAD you can’t commit to anywhere, for this we have create a new branch from here, run following command.
git switch -c dev git push origin dev
You can remove worktree
git worktree remove test
and remove completely from ref.
git worktree prune
That’s all you needed. More git worktree commands
git worktree add --d ../hotfix git worktree remove hotfix git worktree prune Throwaway working tree git worktree add --d <path>