Explains the commands and steps required to completely delete a git branch both locally and the remote server.

How To Completely Delete Git Branch
How To Completely Delete Git Branch
February 27, 2019

This post list the commands required to delete a git branch both locally and on the remote server.

Delete Branch Locally

The git command branch -d can be used to delete a branch locally.

# Delete local branch
git branch -d <branch name>

# Example - Delete the local branch dev
git branch -d dev

Delete Branch on Remote Server

The git command push can be used to delete a branch on the remote server as shown below for a remote server named origin.

# Delete remote branch

git push origin :<branch name>
# OR
git push --delete origin <branch name>


# Example - Delete the remote branch dev
git push origin :dev
# OR
git push --delete origin dev

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