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Refresh local branches (automatically remove local branches that were deleted on remote)

Hi!

I've deleted a branch in my remote repository, but sourcetree keeps showing it in the list of local branches. Is there any way Sourcetree automatically remove the local branch if it was already deleted in the remote repository?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jan 15, 2018

You need to do a Fetch and check the box to prune tracking branches, that will remove branches that you have removed on the remote.

This will only remove Branches under "Remote" and not my "Local" Checked out (now remotely deleted) Branches, yes?

If so: How I can "Prune" my Local branches?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Sep 18, 2018

@Johannes Sebastian Correct, the fetch will only affect remote branches. To delete local branches you have to right-click on it and select Delete... Note that you can only delete branches that are not checked out.

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Thank you for a quick response.

That is the answer I was expecting. Remote actions will not affect my local branches.

I am sure there is are good arguments for this....

However, that is what I need.

It is a small feature and I hope SourceTree will offer it in the future :)

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