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GIT delete merged branches

How to delete merged branches from local copy:

When you work on a project for a while, there is a good chance that you will have a list of old/already merged branches showing on your local git. 

When you run $git branch it will show all the branches since you started working on the project including the ones that are not currently active.

$git branch
    PROJX-1024-add-new-button
    PROJX-1026-add-another-button
    PROJX-1027-titleupdates
    build-fix
    develop
    release
    master 

Here's how you can find the merged branches: It will only list a branch if it exists in local but not in remote(deleted from remote after merging).

$git branch --merged
    PROJX-1024-add-new-button
    build-fix
    develop
    release


Here's how you delete the merged branches except develop and release

$git branch --merged | egrep -v "(^\*|develop|release)" | xargs git branch -d


You can add any number of branches to the skip list separated by pipe |

$git branch --merged | egrep -v "(^\*|develop|release|another_branch|yet_another_branch)" | xargs git branch -d