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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