How can I reset the prefixes (/feature, /hotfix, ... ) of git flow

I have set some prefixes when I first pressed the gitflow button. I would now like to change these prefixes.

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There are a few caveats around changing the setup after you've started using git-flow, which is why there's no option to change it in ST right now.

If it's just the prefixes (not master or develop) you want to change, it's a little less tricky, unless you already have feature / release / hotfix branches. You should not change the prefixes if you have any of these already.

If you don't, then you can edit the prefixes in the .git/config file inside your repo. Look for the section marked [gitflow "prefix"], and modify the values on the right hand side to change them. Make sure you keep the '/' on the end.

What if all the features / release / hotfixes are 'closed' and removed at a certain point. Can they be changed at that moment?

You can edit in .git/config when you are using gitflow. May be that helps.

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