When I clone repos, I am noticiing that half the time the new repo
does not have a master branch, but instead some other branch that is
available on the original repos. According to the manual, the clone

"checks out an initial branch equal to the cloned repository's
currently active branch"

I thought that the currently active branch is shown via 'git branch',
but I am noticing that the clone does not always have this branch as
the initial branch. The initial branch is sometimes a branch that was
used to merge into the active branch.

I am pretty confused as to what is going on. My end goal is to give
developers consise instructions on how to create a new branch off the
master or any other branch they prefer.



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