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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 S 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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Thanks for these helpful answers, much appreciated.

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

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

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