How to Delete a Git Branch Locally and Remotely (Short Answer)


Delete Local Branch
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$ git branch -d <the_local_branch_name>

The above command will:

  • Delete the local branch. You will receive an error if you try to delete the currently selected branch.
  • Use -D (replace -d in the above command) to force delete the branch without checking merged status.
Delete Remote Branch
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$ git push origin --delete <the_remote_branch_name>

The above command will:

  • Remove a remote branch from the server.




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