On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:16:59AM -0700, Dan Preston wrote:
> 
> git checkout master            # Make sure you are on the master branch.
> git checkout -b master-old   # Make a copy of that branch called
> master-old as a backup.
> git branch -d master            # Delete the original master branch.
> git checkout development    # Switch to the development branch.
> git checkout -b master         # Create a new branch called master
> from the development branch.

You can also use a dirtier way:

        git checkout master
        git reset --hard development

This will set your current branch's top (master) to the given revision
(top of development). Not so tidy conceptually, but useful gateway to
various other git tricks.

-- 
                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. -- Chaucer

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