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Your Turn

Working in the local-first project:

  1. Load the usethis package (install it if necessary)

  2. Check the name of your default branch using git_default_branch()

  3. If your default branch is called master, switch to main using git_default_branch_rename() and git_default_branch_rediscover()

  4. Set up your system to use main as the default branch in the future using git_default_branch_configure()

Learn More

If you're interested in learning more about why GitHub decided to switch the default from master to main, this article gives a nice overview. You might also check out this statement from the Software Freedom Conservancy on the switch.

Much of what I showed above comes from this article on the tidyverse blog about renaming the default branch.

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