Git: Delete all local branches


The following command will:

  • print all branches that were merged to master
  • then filter out the branch named master and the branch you are currently switched to
  • and finally, it will delete the rest (one branch at a time).
git branch --merged master | grep -v -e "\*" -e "master" | xargs git branch -D

Tip:

To cleanup any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the remote use the following:

git fetch --prune

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