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Hotfix branch

When you need to add a critical fix to your production codebase quickly, you can create a hotfix branch off the main branch.

By convention, start with the prefix hotfix- when naming the hotfix branch.

The advantage of a hotfix branch is that it allows you to quickly issue a patch and merge the change with the main branch without waiting for the next release.

A hotfix branch should merge with the develop branch as well.

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