There are a number of old branches that I used to track which I want to remove from source tree. Is this possible? If I right click the branch in the side menu, I can delete the branch, but I'm not sure if this will just remove it from source tree (as I want) of if it will completely delete the branch from the GIT repo.
If you're using Git, when you delete a branch from the sidebar, if you do it in the local branches section (so ones not under a Remote, they're blue) then the branch will simply be deleted from your local repo. Any branches on remotes will not be affected.
If you want to delete a branch on a remote, you can expand the remote in the sidebar and delete the grey branch underneath. This is a separate task to deleting your purely local branch.
Same question and same concern over what Delete would do. With the recent UI update, the local branches are no longer blue. A picture would be worth the proverbial 1000 words here, but I get an http error when i try to insert an image.
In the Sidebar, there are bolded sections for File Status, Branches, Tags, Remotes, and Stashes. Under Branches, right click the branch to remove and choose Delete. You'll get a confirmation popup with an unchecked checkbox to Force Delete. I did not check the box. As noted by Steve, this only removed the branch from my local repo. I'm guessing Force Delete will remove any local changes???
I agree that it should have been called "Delete local only" for local branches and "Remove from remote repository" for remote. As these are two actions that can be dangerously confused!!!
If you ask me honestly, i would NOT allow deleting remote branch from Source tree or have a setting for it that is set to NO.
Very bad that I have to read all this before I am sure that it will not do any serious harm.
Uh... I'm running SourceTree 3.2.6 and I created a branch. The branch showed up under "Branches" and "Remotes". I right clicked the branch under "Branches" and pressed "Delete <Branchname>".
The branch then proceeded to disappear from both "Branches" and "Remotes", which seemingly means the branch was deleted on the server! Luckily it was a fake branch I had created to test this functionality.
Has this behavior changed? Or am I misunderstanding something? This thread makes me believe that "Delete" under Branches should only delete the local reference... but it also deleted the "Remotes" version.
Just to add a little more info to this thread, this is what happens when you delete a branch from the sidebar. It ASKS for confirmation. You can CHOOSE to delete the remote branch, but the default behavior is to just delete the local one.
For reference, this happens in Sourcetree 4.0.1 although more likely, the functionality is present in previous versions.
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