Why sourceTree not pruning github's deleted branches?

Hi,

I'm using sourceTree with github as a central repo. When my collegues merge and delete some branches, they are not deleted from my local repo, although I did check "prune" in the fetch dialog. What am I missing?

Thanks smile

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Did your colleagues delete those branches from GitHub, or just their local repositories? In SourceTree, neither deleting or force-deleting a local branch deletes from remotes - you need to find the branch in the "remote branches" list and delete it from there.

I confirm that the branches are no longer present on github.

 

Lookup how to do a fetch + prune from the command line, and test that. That will identify whether the problem is with SourceTree, or your Git version. If it works from command line, submit a bug report for SourceTree at http://jira.atlassian.com

I suppose it's also possible that if, before you tried to prune, you did a fetch without pruning (SourceTree might be configured to do this automatically), then the earlier fetch might have removed the link between the local branch and the remote, making the later fetch think that those are local-only branches.

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