Deleting Branches

From Command Line

Switch off the branch that you want to delete. Most of the time, switching to master will allow you to delete a working branch:

$ git checkout master
$ git branch -D mybranch

Delete the remote branch off GitHub:

$ git push origin --delete mybranch
Enter passphrase for key '/home/vhu/.ssh/github/id_rsa':
 - [deleted]         mybranch

Verify branch is gone:

$ git branch -r
  origin/HEAD -> origin/master

Sync up GitHub and Local Machine

There are times when you delete the branch off your local machine or from GitHub and it’s become out of sync, you sync up the list, run the following:

git remote prune origin