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#!/usr/bin/env bash
git branch -r | grep -v '\->' | while read remote; do git branch --track "${remote#origin/}" "$remote"; done
git fetch --all
git pull --all
@ankurash
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ankurash commented Sep 26, 2019

pull --all and fetch --all do not pull all branches, just all the remotes. Have tested it multiple times now.
I haven't found a solution and I'm desperately looking for a real solution.
Meanwhile, have been using the following workaround (again, this is not a solution).
for remote in `git branch -r | grep -v '\->'`; do (git branch --track ${remote#origin/} $remote; git checkout ${remote#origin/}; git pull ); done; git checkout master; git pull --all
This tracks and pulls all branches but has a ridiculous overhead of changing the repo contents when checking out in every branch.

@ElfSundae
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ElfSundae commented Nov 27, 2019

If there are existing branch names, e.g. master, then set -e option will cause this command fails and some branches may not be checkout.
This issue can be fixed by appending || true for git branch --track command:

git branch -r | grep -v '\->' | while read remote; do git branch --track "${remote#origin/}" "$remote" || true; done 2>/dev/null

@alanmarcos
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alanmarcos commented Dec 16, 2019

If there are existing branch names, e.g. master, then set -e option will cause this command fails and some branches may not be checkout.
This issue can be fixed by appending || true for git branch --track command:

git branch -r | grep -v '\->' | while read remote; do git branch --track "${remote#origin/}" "$remote" || true; done 2>/dev/null

thank you this helped me big time!

@ElfSundae
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ElfSundae commented Dec 16, 2019

You're welcome. I use below now:

remote=origin ; for brname in `git branch -r | grep $remote | grep -v master | grep -v HEAD | awk '{gsub(/^[^\/]+\//,"",$1); print $1}'`; do git branch --track $brname $remote/$brname || true; done 2>/dev/null

From https://gist.github.com/ElfSundae/92a5868f418ec3187dfff90fe6b20387

@will-tam
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will-tam commented Apr 13, 2020

Hello and thanks everyone for this tips

@maskym
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maskym commented Jul 21, 2020

Thank you so much ElfSundae, I've looked for this answer so much, only to find fetch --all ...

@HoffiMuc
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HoffiMuc commented Nov 25, 2020

current=$(git branch --show-current) ; for brname in $(git branch -r | grep origin | grep -v master | grep -v HEAD | awk '{gsub(/^[^\/]+//,"",$1); print $1}'); do echo git checkout $brname ; git checkout $brname ; echo git pull ; git pull ; done ; echo git checkout $current ;git checkout $current

@andreasslc
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andreasslc commented Apr 24, 2021

for abranch in $(git branch -a | grep -v HEAD | grep remotes | sed "s/remotes\/origin\///g"); do git checkout $abranch ; done
This statement will checkout all branches when executed in local repo location. I use it frequently.

@leoplaw
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leoplaw commented May 21, 2021

Thank you for this! It was very helpful.

@skmn1
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skmn1 commented Oct 5, 2021

thank you

@m3asmi
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m3asmi commented Mar 14, 2022

I use this:
git branch -r | grep -v '\->' | sed -e 's/^origin\///' | while read remote; do echo "parsing branch $remote"; git checkout "$remote"; git reset --hard $remote ; git pull; echo "$remote done";done

@isho777
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isho777 commented Apr 12, 2022

I think git is still being developed. Its like another programming language on its own. I'd like all GUI usage with drag and drop in the future

@Wandalen
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Wandalen commented Jun 1, 2022

Hi,
According to the doc on pull, the --all option only affects the fetch part of the pull command.
So isn't it kind of useless to do a fetch --all before a pull --all ?
Also I have doubts that git pull --all does indeed pull all remote branch and not just the current one.
What do you think ?

Confirmed. That is useless. Any working alternative?

@jcwren
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jcwren commented Jun 29, 2022

git branch -r | grep -v '->' | tr -d 'origin/' | while read remote; do echo "parsing branch $remote"; git checkout "$remote"; git reset --hard $remote ; git pull; echo "$remote done";done

Your tr command is incorrect, as it deletes characters in the list. You want sed.

$ echo "origin/docubranch" | tr -d 'origin/'
emtesdcubach
$ echo "origin/docubranch" | sed -e 's/^origin\///'
docubranch

@m3asmi
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m3asmi commented Jul 13, 2022

@jcwren thanks, I fixed it

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