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Note that git-branch will not automatically checkout the new branch

Signed-off-by: Federico Mena Quintero <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 If no <start-point> is given, the branch will be created with a head
 equal to that of the currently checked out branch.
+Note that this will create the new branch, but it will not switch the
+working tree to it; use "git checkout <newbranch>" to switch to the
+new branch.
 When a local branch is started off a remote branch, git can setup the
 branch so that gitlink:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
 remote branch.  If this behavior is desired, it is possible to make it