I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and Git 2.7.4.

I just did git init and then git branch but nothing appears at all:

~/node/uui$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/alex/node/uui/.git/
~/node/uui$ git branch

I'm really puzzled. What could be the problem?

2 Answers 2


You need to make at least one commit before you can see the master branch listed by the git branch command.


Try this command git branch --show-current

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