Often, development in a software project tracked with Git happens on feature branches, and as time goes by, an increasing number of feature branches are merged to the mainline. Usually, these feature branches are deleted in the
main repository (origin). However, the branches are not automatically deleted from all the clones while fetching and pulling. Git must explicitly be told to delete the branches from the local repository that have been deleted on origin.
First, we'll set up two repositories and use one of them as a remote for the other. We will use the
hello_world_flow_model repository, but first we'll clone a repository to a local
$ git clone --bare https://github.com/dvaske/hello_world_flow_model.git hello_world_flow_model_remote
Next, we'll clone the newly cloned repository to a local one with a working directory:
$ git clone hello_world_flow_model_remote hello_world_flow_model
Now, let's delete a couple of merged feature branches...