In the upcoming week thoughtbot will be migrating all of it’s Github hosted repositories to use “main” as our default branch. The “master” branch will be deleted from Github.
What that means for you
Most likely, you will be unaffected by this change.
If you have checked out projects locally you may need to run the following to rename your branch.
git branch -m master main git fetch origin git branch -u origin/main main git remote set-head origin -a
Optionally, you can also remove old references to “master” branch
git remote prune origin
If you’ve hard-coded any scripts or dependencies for your project to pull the “master” branch, you will need to rename them to “main” or use any of the release versions. The “master” branch will be deleted as part of the change and you should expect errors.
For more info on why
If you’re interested in resources to move your Github repositories
See Github’s Docs on Changing the Default Branch or Github’s Docs on Renaming a Branch.