While rare, you might run into an error when using Git version control that your branch name and a filename are the same. The error happens when you attempt to run a git command using the conflicting name.
fatal: ambiguous argument ‘branch_name’: both revision and filename
As an example, we’ll try to run the
git log command. We receive an error when we have a branch named _branch_name_ AND a file named _branch_name_ (why would you do that 🤔).
To treat _branch_name_ as a branch:
git log --oneline branch_name --
To treat the _branch_name_ as a file:
git log --oneline -- branch_name
Credit to this StackOverflow poster.