Susan Potter

How do I delete a branch in Git locally and globally?

To delete a Git branch locally and then remotely, you can follow these steps:

  1. Delete the local branch using the git branch command with the -d option:

    git branch -d <branch_name>

    This will delete the local branch named <branch_name>. If the branch has unmerged changes, Git will not allow you to delete the branch. In that case, you can use the -D option instead of -d to force delete the branch.

  2. Delete the remote branch using the git push command with the --delete option:

    git push origin --delete <branch_name>

    This will delete the remote branch named <branch_name> on the origin remote.

Note: If you don’t want to delete the remote branch, you can skip step 2.

If you’re using a different remote name, replace origin with the name of your remote. Once you have deleted the branch locally and remotely, it will no longer be available in your Git repository.

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