Create an empty git branch
It’s really easy to create a new empty git branch with no parents (AKA orphan branches). First create an orphan branch with
git checkout --orphan newbranch. Now you can remove any files in the directory with
git rm -rf * and finally push it to a github repository with
git push origin newbranch.
If you create branch in Github it’ll create the branch from master (which is what you’re going to do most of the time). Sometimes it makes more sense to create new branches. Example:
- Code Rewrites
- Github Pages
I learned this a while ago from a Github Post.