When viewing the commit log, can I select a commit and checkout that commit as the head of a new branch?

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In a magit-log buffer, place your cursor over the commit you want to branch from and run M-xmagit-branch-and-checkoutenter. You'll be prompted for a branch name, then for a starting point, the default starting point will be the branch under your cursor so you can just hit enter.

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    b B should run that command as well.
    – npostavs
    Commented Jul 23, 2015 at 3:06

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