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Delete a Git branch locally and remotely

Delete a Git branch locally and remotely

David Y.

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How do I delete a Git branch locally and remotely?

The Solution

First, ensure that the repository is not currently on the branch to be deleted:

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git checkout main

To delete a local branch that has been fully merged, you can use git branch -d:

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git branch -d branch-to-delete

To delete a local branch that has not been fully merged (i.e. force delete), you must use git branch -D:

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git branch -D branch-to-delete

To delete a remote branch, use git push --delete. Assuming that the remote is named origin, you would use the command:

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git push origin --delete branch-to-delete
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