This responds with:
Switched to a new branch
But when I check the branches it has a different casing:
This caused me some problemswhen I was trying to push the branch as it that is case sensitive.
Upon doing some digging this is due to the first branch that I created I created began with 'GrahamR'. The way git creates branches and how they are stored. Git stores the branch in a single file which contains the hash to the commit object that the branch points to.
In the example above creating a branch 'grahamr/test' will create a folder called 'grahamr' and store the branch in a file called test.
As I originally created a branch that began 'GrahamR' the folder was created and even though the branch was deleted the folder remains.
So to resolve this issue browse to the '.git/refs/heads' folder and then delete the folder (ensure that you have deleted the branches first and the folder is empty):
So now create a new branch:
Then when I check the branch status I see this:
For more info look here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15371866/why-is-git-capitalizing-my-branch-name-prefix