Before you get into deleting remote branches in Git, we recommend you familiarize yourself with how to delete local branches.
Deleting a remote branch works a bit differently than deleting a branch locally in Git.
If you run the git branch -d command associated with a remote branch, Git will tell you the branch is not found.
You actually won’t be using the git branch command to delete a remote branch. Instead, you will be using the git push command.
Next, you will need to tell Git which remote repository you want to work with, followed by the --delete flag, followed by the branch name.
It should look something like this:
$ git push <name-of-remote-repository> --delete <branch-name>
If you don’t have the visual benefit of the GitKraken Git client which displays your remote branches, you will need to run git branch -r to get a list of the remote branches in your Git repository.
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