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How to change MAIN branch in BitBucket?

Have a main branch in BitBucket named "trunk" (after import from SVN).

Also have branch named "master" - branched from "trunk".

How to set "master" the main branch in BitBucket and then delete "trunk" branch?

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git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/head/master
git branch -d trunk

refs/heads/master

NOT

refs/head/master

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Is solution working for new branch to be set up as default branch? I need to set new default branch other than master, I need to each time do the same thing as first aswer, need to write and automation script which do the same for 4 repositories.

Ref - https://stackoverflow.com/a/37550604/1589444

In Bitbucket UI:

  1. Select the repository
  2. Select Administration
  3. In Repository Details, set Main branch

Now delete unnecessary branches with git branch -d.

In the updated Bitbucket UI, select *Settings* instead of *Administration* in Step 2.

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Check permissions if you don't see the "Settings" link.

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Why did I get an email for Carlos' "Thank" reply? I merely replied to Christian's reply on a separate sub-thread.

I notice this thread is marked "Watched" for me... I don't want to auto-watch a thread just because I reply to someone in it.

what is the difference between "main" and "development" branch?

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I'm not watching this thread yet I'm getting emails for random replies here but not to my replies... not seeing how to unsubscribe from this.

After changing the main branch - when cicking on "save reporistory details" i get a wired error:

"You can't create repositories under this account."

 

Seems like you need admin access.

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