How To Delete a Local and Remote Git Branch


Branches are part of the everyday development process and one of the most powerful features in Git. Once a branch is merged, it serves no purpose except for historical research. It is common and recommended practice to delete the branch after a successful merge.

This guide covers how to delete local and remote Git branches.

Delete a Local Git Branch

To delete a local Git branch use the git branch command with the -d (--delete) flag:

git branch -d branch_name
Deleted branch branch_name (was 17d9aa0).

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