The cool git: Git fetch --prune origin
TL;DR: Delete local branches from the remote deleted.
For humans: Match the deletion of remote branches.
If you're anything like me and like to keep your commit history clean, you'll want to delete your local branches when that has happened on the remote. As most teams use a centralized repository as source of truth, you probably want your local to match the remote.
Let me walk you through the process: You use your log to view the humungous amount of branches you have locally
It should output something like this:
git fetch --prune origin
You should have deleted a ton of branches, but possibly silent. Check your
When you have few differences, it will display the process executed:
And now you have a cleaner local matching the remote.
PS: If you have more than one remote, you can pick one to match, I used
origin as it's the default.
Well, you now can go faster on your git process with autocomplete, but when you need to do code archaeology, use Watermelon, a VSCode extension that gets the historical context of your code to make it easier to understand.
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