How to use the new `git switch` to go to a commit?


I’m starting to learn git and the recommendation was to use git switch instead of git checkout. I know how to get to a parent commit using checkout:

git checkout HEAD~3

But when using switch like this:

git switch HEAD~3

I get the following error

fatal: a branch is expected, got commit 'HEAD~3'

>Solution :

git switch is stricter about what it operates on than git checkout. Whereas git checkout will create a detached HEAD if you try to check out something that is not a branch head, git switch will not, unless you explicitly signal your intent to do so by using the -d/--detach option.

git switch -d HEAD~3

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