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

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

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

Delete Tag Locally

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

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

# Example - Delete the local tag alpha1
git tag -d alpha1

Delete Tag on Remote Server

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

# Delete remote tag

git push origin :refs/tags/<tag name>
# OR
git push --delete origin <tag name>


# Example - Delete the remote tag alpha1

git push origin :refs/tags/alpha1
# OR
git push --delete origin alpha1

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