Delete detached branches

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Git, Repository, Branch · Apr 13, 2021

Deletes all detached branches.

  • Use git fetch --all --prune to garbage collect any detached branches.
  • This is especially useful if the remote repository is set to automatically delete merged branches.
git fetch --all --prune
git checkout master
git branch
# master
# patch-1
# patch-2

# Assuming `patch-1` is detached
git fetch --all --prune

git branch
# master
# patch-2

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