Create Orphan Branch – Create a new orphan branch in git repository. The newly created branch will not show in ‘git branch’ command.
git checkout --orphan temp_branch
Add Files to Branch – Now add all files to newly created branch and commit them using following commands.
git add -A git commit -am "the first commit"
Delete master Branch – Now you can delete the master branch from your git repository.
git branch -D master
Rename Current Branch – After deleting the master branch, let’s rename newly created branch name to master.
git branch -m master
Push Changes – You have completed the changes to your local git repository. Finally, push your changes to the remote (Github) repository forcefully.
git push -f origin master