Thanks....that helped me understand this process a lot better. Truly 
appreciate it. You're right, the first response fixed the issue. I just 
wondered if there was a better way to get the branch to begin with, but I 
suppose since that way works it is the way I should do it.

On Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:00:47 PM UTC-8, Michael J. Mahony wrote:
>
> I am developing a web application and I am using GitHub to store my source 
> code. I set up a repository and have a MASTER branch.
>
> I am fairly new to using Git and wanted to use this as a learning process.
>
> Because I am using this as a learning process for using Git, I have some 
> questions.
>
> I got my MASTER branch to a point where it was stable and now I want to 
> start doing some serious development. I had an up to date copy of MASTER on 
> my machine. I used bash and issued this command to create a DEV branch:
>
> git checkout -b dev origin/master
>
> Now when I do:
>
> git branch -a
>
> I see this list:
>
>
> <https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VBQZzyatwg4/VPCrRu25bVI/AAAAAAAANGM/W0ExjjkVNmU/s1600/git-branches.PNG>
>
> I have also pushed this "dev" branch. However, on GitHub it only shows one 
> branch--MASTER
>
> How can I get the other branch to be on GitHub so that I can grab it from 
> another machine when required?
>
>
> Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this so that I am able to have 
> a branch for dev?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mike
>

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