Over time, I accumulate several local Git branches in various projects. To maintain clarity, I regularly delete all branches except the main branch.
To avoid having to constantly search for the command, I'd like to share it with you here:
git branch | grep -v "main" | xargs git branch -d
git branch lists all local branches.
grep -v "main" filters out the
main branch from this list, as I don't want to delete it.
xargs git branch -d executes the
git branch -d command on the remaining branches.
If you want to keep multiple branches, you can extend the command:
git branch | grep -v "main" | grep -v "develop" | xargs git branch -d
Here, two branches,
develop, are filtered out from the list and thus not deleted.
I hope this tip helps you keep your system as tidy as it helps me.