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Clean up merged branches

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:53 UTC by garethbrown

Update 2020/05/21

Delete all branches except master and the current checked out branch

git branch | grep -v "master" | grep -v ^* | xargs git branch -D

Update 2020/01/19


$ git branch | grep -v "master" | xargs git branch -D

This deletes all but the master branch locally. With github, cleaning up branches on is pretty easy, so no need to replicate for the server from commandline.


Ran this 2019/07/22 - Note that it may have deleted the remote version of my current bug fix branch, but I was able to just re-push my local. Probably best done when all merged in. It won't delete branches that have 'master' or 'dev' somewhere in the name.

git branch -r --merged | grep -v master | grep -v develop | sed 's/origin///' | xargs -n 1 git push --delete origin

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