31 Aug 2022   git

After cloning a repo, git will set your branch to whatever the value of HEAD is in the source repo:

$ ssh git@example.com
$ cat my-repo.git/HEAD
ref: refs/heads/master

If there is a different branch you want to clone, use the --branch flag:

$ git clone --branch my-feature git@example.com/my-repo.git
$ git branch
* my-feature