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How to check if a git branch exists in the local/remote repository?
# Local:
# https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21151178/shell-script-to-check-if-specified-git-branch-exists
# test if the branch is in the local repository.
# return 1 if the branch exists in the local, or 0 if not.
function is_in_local() {
local branch=${1}
local existed_in_local=$(git branch --list ${branch})
if [[ -z ${existed_in_local} ]]; then
echo 0
else
echo 1
fi
}
# Remote:
# Ref: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8223906/how-to-check-if-remote-branch-exists-on-a-given-remote-repository
# test if the branch is in the remote repository.
# return 1 if its remote branch exists, or 0 if not.
function is_in_remote() {
local branch=${1}
local existed_in_remote=$(git ls-remote --heads origin ${branch})
if [[ -z ${existed_in_remote} ]]; then
echo 0
else
echo 1
fi
}
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