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Git - delete local branch

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In this short article we would like to show how to remove local branch in git.

Run following command:

git branch -d my_branch_name

or

git branch --delete my_branch_name

 

Example output:

john@ubuntu-pc:/home/john/Projects/shop$ git branch -d Task-43-user-login-ui
Deleted branch Task-43-user-login-ui (was 3968585).

Notes:

  • do not forget to checkout to other branch from my_branch_name before delete operation - below example shows how to do it,
  • go to this article to know how to remove remote branch.

Removing with force example

The branch must be fully merged in its upstream branch, or in HEAD if no upstream was set with --track or --set-upstream-to.

Alternatively we can run delete with force, parameter -D

# -D - Shortcut for --delete --force.
git branch -D my_branch_name

Removing active branch example

This section shows how to remove branch that we are currently using.

Run:

git checkout master
git branch -d my_branch_name

Example output:

john@ubuntu-pc:/home/john/Projects/shop$ git branch -d Task-43-user-login-ui
error: Cannot delete branch 'Task-43-user-login-ui' checked out at '/home/john/Projects/shop'

john@ubuntu-pc:/home/john/Projects/shop$ git checkout master
Switched to branch 'master'
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.

john@ubuntu-pc:/home/john/Projects/shop$ git branch -d Task-43-user-login-ui
Deleted branch Task-43-user-login-ui (was 3968585).

john@ubuntu-pc:/home/john/Projects/shop$ 

 

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