If you have previously worked with Git for versioning your Angular code, there is a good chance that you had some situation where you wanted to delete a remote branch or multiple branches. This happens many times to developers, particularly in large projects.
In this article, we’ll learn:
How to delete a local branch in your Git repository,
How to delete a remote branch in Git,
How to delete all Git branches which have been merged,
How to remove all local branches not on remote
How to delete all your local Git branches except master.
Before tackling how to delete a remote branch, we’ll first see how to delete a branch in the local Git repository.
Note: Version control systems are an indispensable tool in modern web development that can help you solve many issues related to every task. Git is one of the most popular version control systems nowadays.
Before we proceed to learn how to delete local and remote branches in Git, let’s define what’s a Git branch and the side effects of deleting branches.
A branch in Git is a pointer to a commit. If you delete a branch, it deletes the pointer to the commit. This means if you delete a branch which is not yet merged and the commits become unreachable by any other branch or tag, the Git garbage collection will eventually remove the unreachable commits.
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
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t its core, the branching model offered by Git is intended to help you avoid merging unstable code into the main codebase. Working with branches in Git is a breeze, especially if you’re working with the [GitKraken] Git client to visualize your repository.
To delete a local branch in Git using the terminal, you’re going to run the git branch command and pass in the -d flag. Next, you will pass in the name of the branch you wish to delete.
It’s important to note Git does not allow you to delete a local branch if you have the branch checked out with unmerged changes. This helps prevent you from accidentally losing commit data.
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It is good practice to create git branches to code on before merging it back into the master branch but did you know that you should also consider deleting those old branches?
I was cleaning up my code when it crossed my mind on whether it’s ok to reuse a git branch after merging it in with the master.
In my quest for a clear answer it turned out that I needed a better understanding of some key concepts like: Git, commits, branches and so on.
It’s a version control system for source code management where each copy or repo of the code has the full history of commits and changes.
Basically, you can work on multiple versions of a project each with their own branch. Imagine several branches running parallel to each other.
Branches running parallel
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Git has become ubiquitous as the preferred version control system (VCS) used by developers. Using Git adds immense value especially for engineering teams where several developers work together since it becomes critical to have a system of integrating everyone’s code reliably.
But with every powerful tool, especially one that involves collaboration with others, it is better to establish conventions to follow lest we shoot ourselves in the foot.
At DeepSource, we’ve put together some guiding principles for our own team that make working with a VCS like Git easier. Here are 5 simple rules you can follow:
Oftentimes programmers working on something get sidetracked into doing too many things when working on one particular thing — like when you are trying to fix one particular bug and you spot another one, and you can’t resist the urge to fix that as well. And another one. Soon, it snowballs and you end up with so many changes all going together in one commit.
This is problematic, and it is better to keep commits as small and focused as possible for many reasons, including:
Additionally, it helps you mentally parse changes you’ve made using
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There are many ways of working with git, if they’re clean, and don’t do damages, probably most of them are good.
But same as space vs. tab, in the IT world is a war between fans of rebase, and fans of git merge.
There are tons of arguments about:
-Which way is better?
-Which one is cleaner?
-Which is more comfortable?
-Which one gives a cleaner git graph?
-Why it’s important, and which one is more dangerous?
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