Kevin Rave Kevin Rave - 2 months ago 8x
Git Question

Git - separate folder for each branch. Setting it up

I have a need to keep 3 branches in 3 separate folders. (I know this is not a git way of doing things. But I need to do this for a reason).

Lets say the repo name is


I have created a folder called
in my local system:

git clone url:/my_proj_repo.git

Now I went into
folder and copied the files from a server, then:

git commit -am "initial import"
git push origin master

That pushed the files to master.
Now I created two more folders like the above in my local system


I want to create two local and remote branches with the names:

staging // this local branch points (push/pull) to staging remote branch
dev // this local branch points ((push/pull) to dev remote branch

And these two branches should be in the corresponding folders:

staging ==> stagingv1 folder
dev ==> devv1 folder

I tried a few things and I guess I messed it up.
Can someone point me commands/steps to get all this setup like I wanted?

What I did was, went into the
folder and did a
git clone <repo>
. But it defaults to
. And I am not sure how to initialize the
branch here.


I think that you might have to create all the branch in your repo

$ git branch <name_of_your_new_branch>

Then create all your folders and in each of your folder Clone the repo but Checkout the appropriate branches.

Each folder should / may track only the appropriate branch

Step 1 $ git branch [name_branch#1]

Step 2 $ git branch [name_branch#2]

Step 3 $ git branch [name_branch#3]


Step 4 $ git push --all
Step 5 md Folder #2
Step 6 $ git clone [URL]
Step 7 $ git checkout [name_branch]