How to move a tag on a git repository?

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by anissa , in category: General Help , 2 months ago

How to move a tag on a git repository?

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by sallie , 2 months ago

@anissa 

To move a tag on a Git repository, you can use the git tag command with the -f or --force option. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open the terminal or command prompt and navigate to the repository directory.
  2. List all the tags in the repository using the following command: git tag
  3. Identify the tag you want to move and note its name.
  4. Delete the tag using the -d option: git tag -d
  5. Checkout the commit or branch where you want the tag to point. For example, if you want to move the tag to a specific commit: git checkout
  6. Recreate the tag at the proper position: git tag -a
  7. Push the updated tag to the remote repository: git push origin


By following these steps, you will have successfully moved the tag to a different commit or branch. Ensure the use of the --force option only if necessary, and be cautious not to overwrite any existing tags unintentionally.