On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:13:00PM -0800, THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> I'm using github, and when browsing commits I sometimes want to
> branch off from an old commit.  There doesn't seem to be a way to do
> this from the github web interface, they only seem to allow branch
> creation from the latest master commit.
> The suggestion on stackoverflow is:
> git branch branchname <sha1-of-commit>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2816715/
> Which is ok.  I was just wondering whether there's an easier way,
> but it's not not too bad to get the sha1 for a commit.

This is NOT a github user list, it's a git user list, so please direct
questions about github to github: https://github.com/contact

However, you seem to not be completely familiar with git yet, so the
answer to your question lies in understanding the difference between a
clone (of a repository) and a branch, see e.g.


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