from: A successful Git branching model:
$ git checkout -b release-1.2 develop Switched to a new branch "release-1.2" $ ./bump-version.sh 1.2 Files modified successfully, version bumped to 1.2. $ git commit -a -m "Bumped version number to 1.2" [release-1.2 74d9424] Bumped version number to 1.2 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
After creating a new branch and switching to it, we bump the version number. Here, bump-version.sh is a fictional shell script that changes some files in the working copy to reflect the new version. (This can of course be a manual change—the point being that some files change.) Then, the bumped version number is committed.