How do I delete a Git branch locally and remotely? | Git Delete Remote Branch :
$ git push -d <remote_name> <branchname>
$ git branch -d <branchname>
Note: In most cases,
<remote_name> will be
Delete Local Branch
To delete the local branch use one of the following:
$ git branch -d <branch_name>
$ git branch -D <branch_name>
-d option is an alias for
--delete, which only deletes the branch if it has already been fully merged in its upstream branch.
-D option is an alias for
--delete --force, which deletes the branch “irrespective of its merged status.” [Source:
- As of Git v2.3,
git branch -d (delete) learned to honor the
-f (force) flag.
- You will receive an error if you try to delete the currently selected branch.
Delete Remote Branch
As of Git v1.7.0, you can delete a remote branch using
$ git push <remote_name> –delete <branch_name>
which might be easier to remember than
$ git push <remote_name> :<branch_name>
which was added in Git v1.5.0 “to delete a remote branch or a tag.”
Starting with Git v2.8.0, you can also use
git push with the
-d option as an alias for
--delete. Therefore, the version of Git you have installed will dictate whether you need to use the easier or harder syntax.