How do I clone a specific Git branch? [duplicate]

Git clone will clone remote branch into local.

Is there any way to clone a specific branch by myself without switching branches on the remote repository?


git clone -b <branch> <remote_repo>


git clone -b my-branch

With Git 1.7.10 and later, add --single-branch to prevent fetching of all branches. Example, with OpenCV 2.4 branch:

git clone -b opencv-2.4 --single-branch

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