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Automatically delete branch after merging a pull request

When I click "Merge" in a pull request, a dialog gives me the option to delete the source branch: 

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I realise this is "sticky" – Bitbucket will remember what I ticked last time. However, it's easy to untick the box and then forget to tick it again and, before you know it, there are dozens of old branches cluttering the project. Is there any way to:

  • Enable this checkbox for everyone by default – no longer make it "sticky"?
  • Delete all branches for which the associated pull request is merged, and is 0 commits ahead of master branch?
  • Solve my problem another way?

Thanks.

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I'd also like to know if there is something that could be done to set a default for this checkbox: either checked (my preference) or not (for the branch hoarders), and set for either a "project" (my preference) or per repo (in case some folks really really don't like it – "fine, go work in your repo over there" wink)

Any updates here? I'm looking for the same thing.

The ability to turn this off and on in the settings would be helpful. We use Vincent Driessen's git branching model, and I do NOT need my dev branch to be deleted when I merge it into stage, or stage into prod.

At this time, I have found that <https://github.com/nvie/git-toolbelt#git-cleanup> has been useful for team members to run periodically to address this.  And it is conservative enough with what it identifies for deletion with `git-cleanup -n` dry runs.

Would love an organization wide default still.

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