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How can you rename git branches in SourceTree?

I am working on a side-by-side comparison screencast using SourceTree, SmartGit and Gitbox. This has an unhappy knack of showing up missing functionality. In this case, I got stuck showing how you would rename a git branch from inside SourceTree. It's a right click on the branch name in SmartGit, for example.

So, my question is, is there a straightforward way to rename a branch from the SourceTree GUI? This would be equivalent to "git branch -m".

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Andrew Swan Atlassian Team Apr 03, 2017

I know this is an old question, but just for the record, it's now a SourceTree feature (in OSX at least):

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Right now you have to delete & re-create the branch - in-place renaming is on the list: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-713

Also you will need to delete the remote branch and push the newly renamed local branch to remote

Thanks for these helpful answers, much appreciated.

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