Remove All Your Local Git Branches
Why in the world would you want to do this?! Well, after you work on a few projects for a few months/years you tend to accrue a bunch of crud sitting in your
Time to clean house. Well a little anyways.
git branch | egrep -v “(master|\*)” | xargs git branch -D
That will remove all branches but master and the one you’re currently on.
There are some nifty things you can do to integrate this into your workflow a little more.
You could add it as a git alias.
git config --global alias.clean-branches "!git branch | egrep -v “(master|\*)” | xargs git branch -D”
You could add more branches to not delete by changing the regular expression.
git branch | egrep -v “(master\|develop\|\*)” | xargs git branch -D
Have fun with it. I mean, this is supposed to be fun.
I hope this helps. If it did, let me know.