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GitFlow - Enable - Branches already exist

We are looking to use GitFlow on our project where we already have a master, and a develop (but right now develop is a folder that contains feature/hotfix branches in it).  If we enable GitFlow, will it leave the master and create the correct develop?  Or will it wipe out our current master?

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So the plugin really requires you to already have a master and develop branch.  So if I did not have a develop branch or I had a develop/sample branch, it would fail because it didn't exist or because I couldn't create and lock develop if a develop/sample branch existed.  The way I resolved this is by either ensuring I had develop and master when creating a new repo, or I renamed what I considered was my develop branch to the name develop.  Once I did this, and then initialized the repository for the Git-flow feature.  Of course, after the fact, you can modify the .git/config settings for the directories that Git-flow is configured against.

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Nov 12, 2020

Hi @Jay Blanton ,

I'm not sure what you mean by "folder that contains branches in it". I don't think it will do any damage, but I think the safest way is to do the fresh local clone of your remote repository and test it on this copy. Then you will be sure :-).

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