Move branch pointer to different commit without checkout


To move the branch pointer of a checked out branch, one can use the git reset --hard command. But how to move the branch pointer of a not-checked out branch to point at a different commit (keeping all other stuff like tracked remote branch)?


git branch --force <branch-name> [<new-tip-commit>]

If new-tip-commit is omitted, it defaults to the current commit.

new-tip-commit can be a branch name (e.g., master, origin/master).

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