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Git pull all remote branches
#!/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
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Hello and thanks everyone for this tips

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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 ...

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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

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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.

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leoplaw commented May 21, 2021

Thank you for this! It was very helpful.

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skmn1 commented Oct 5, 2021

thank you

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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 $remote"; branch=${remote/origin\//}; git checkout "$branch"; git reset --hard $remote ; git pull; echo "$remote done";done

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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

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Wandalen commented Jun 1, 2022

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?

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

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m3asmi commented Jul 13, 2022

@jcwren thanks, I fixed it

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This was so helpful! Thank you!

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haiderGithubOfficial commented Nov 23, 2023


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hughesjs commented Dec 8, 2023

Going to come in with a controversial new option:

git branch --remote | cut -c 10- | xargs -d\\n -n1 git switch -f

Just make sure you've committed or stashed all of your changes. This does assume that your remote is called origin, if it's not, change the number of digits getting slashed by cut.

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andry81 commented Dec 30, 2023

Mine own approach to pull and sync:

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