Git: main

In Git, starting with the latest version 2.28, there is an option to change the default branch name from master to something else, such as main:

git config --global init.defaultBranch main

What attracts me to this solution is that main is shorter and “rhymes” with things from the Go world: main.go, package main, func main.

In general, switch to main in new projects.

git branch -m master main
git fetch origin
git branch -u origin/main main
2020-08-12 Edit