Accidentally created branch with name origin/master

In a fit of unbelievable stupidity I accidentally ran

git checkout -b origin/master

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  • And now have a branch named origin/master which ruins everything. Is it safe to just run

    git -D origin/master?

    I tried looking in the config for the branch but its not defined there. Yet when I run git branch I see it.


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  • One Solution collect form web for “Accidentally created branch with name origin/master”

    git branch -D origin/master will delete your local origin/master branch.

    This will not delete your origin‘s (remote) master branch. Deleting your remote branches would be either:

    (git 1.7.0)

    git push origin --delete branch


    git push origin :branch

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