I have an application code maintained in a Github repository. Now our requirement is to create documents for that application and save them under a separate branch in the same repository. I am simply trying to create a new branch but it links to the master branch. After googling it, I found an option
--orphan to create a branch with no parent.
This tutorial will help you create a new empty branch in a Git repository.
Git Create empty branch
We can use
--orphan command line option to create a new branch with no parent.
git checkout --orphan new-empty-branch
The above command will create a new branch with no parent. You can now delete files from the working directory so they don’t switch to a new branch.
git rm -rf .
Now you can add new files to this new branch, commit and push them to the remote git repository.
Hope this helps!