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default branch for git push command in README deprecated

After creating a new empty repo on, the git push command in README defaults to the deprecated branch 'master' instead of 'main'. Should this be changed to reflect the new default?

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Caroline R Atlassian Team Sep 10, 2021

Hi, @Enno! Welcome to the community! 

Before we start, I’d like to confirm that I've properly understood what is happening on your side. Feel free to correct me in case I have misunderstood something here.

Apparently, when creating a new repository and adding a value to the "Default branch name" field, the repository is still showing “master" on the readme page:

git remote add origin
git push -u origin master

Is that correct? If that’s the case, we already have an open bug to update the branch name to the one that was informed during the repository creation:

Our development team will post an update on the bug report when this is fixed. If you are not familiar with our Bug Request Policy, you can read more about it here

You can add yourself as a watcher (by selecting the Start watching this issue link in the bug report) if you'd like to get notified via email on any updates and also select the This affects my team link to indicate you are affected by this issue.

Please, feel free to share any additional questions or concerns regarding this case.

Kind regards,

Yes, Caroline, this is indeed a duplicate of and thus can be closed/merged. Thank you for confirming!

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