Problem: I need somehow to checkout an existing branch of a project that is already cloned locally on my file system without being in that particular folder of this project.
Solution: I'm trying to do the following:
- git clone 'github-project-url' 'file-system-folder'
- git checkout 'existing-branch' 'file-system-folder'
I do realize that second step is not quite right, but I also am trying to avoid to "cd 'file-system-folder'".
You can use
--git-dir to specify the
.git directory to use as the repository, and
--work-tree to specify the working tree to to the checkout in. See the
git man page for details.
git --git-dir=file-system-folder/.git --work-tree=file-system-folder checkout existing-branch