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Shell script that deletes local git branches that were deleted on the remote
# Deletes local branches that have been deleted on the remote
# Make sure you're on master because it should never get pruned
git checkout master &> /dev/null
# Prune branches
git fetch origin --prune &> /dev/null
# List branches that have been removed from origin and write to file
git branch -vv | awk '/: gone]/{print $1}' > /tmp/branchesToPurge
# Open the file for editing
vim /tmp/branchesToPurge
# Print list of branches to be deleted
echo "The following branches will be deleted:"
cat /tmp/branchesToPurge
# Ask if we should proceed
read -p "Are you sure you want to delete these branches (y/n)? " answer
case ${answer:0:1} in
y|Y )
echo "Deleting...";
# Delete branches listed in file
xargs git branch -D < /tmp/branchesToPurge
exit;;
* )
echo "Aborted";
exit;;
esac
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