I have an application code maintained in the Github repository. Now our requirement is to create the documentation for that application and save them under a separate branch in the same repository. I simply tried to create a new branch but it linked to the main branch. After googling it, I found an option
--orphan to create branch with no parents.
This tutorial will help you to create a new empty branch in the Git repository.
Git Create Empty Branch
We can use
--orphan command line option to create a new branch with no parents.
git checkout --orphan new-empty-branch
The above command will create a new branch with no parents. Now, you can delete files from the working directory, so they don’t commit to a new branch.
git rm -rf .
Now, you can add new files to this new branch, commit and push them up to the remote git repository.