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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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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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