How to checkout git tags

Tags in Git are a way to bookmark specific commits. This is often done to indicate different versions or releases of a project.

There is no straight forward way to checkout a tag in Git. But you can checkout the specific commit associated with a tag that into a new branch. This will give you a working directory that looks like the specified tag.

Here is a simple example of checking out the v1.0.0 tag into the v1 branch:
git checkout -b v1 v1.0.0

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