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Close source branch does not delete the branch

Hey guys,

I would like a branch to be deleted automatically from git after its contents have been merged with the main branch, but it's not.

I'm using bitbucket in the cloud, on a repository where I have admin rights. I created a branch, did a commit, opened a pull request which I myself merged, all using the web interface.

At creation of the pull request I tick the "Delete X after the pull request is merged", and at merge I tick "Close branch after commit". The merge goes fine with no errors but the branch remains in git (not in the browser list though).

Any idea what am I missing?

Thanks in advance

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When you say "remains in git" - do you mean in your local repository on your workstation?

If so - that would be normal, the remote (Bitbucket) will not make any changes on your and other users workstation.

You and others will have to 'clean up' local branches. I found this article very helpful.

Hope that helps,

Best, Ulrich

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Hi Ulrich,

I found the problem based on the article you linked. I wasn't aware of pruning and apparently didn't have "auto-pruning" turned on. Now all works great.

Thank you very much!


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