delete a 'feature' branch using gitflow without merging into master branch
I am using the Git GUI called ‘Souretree’ by Atlassian and in particular the ‘Gitflow’ module to manage various branches.
I just created a ‘release’ branch that I don’t want to merge back into either the master or develop branches. How do I get rid of it ? Can I just delete it ? My concern is that I mess up the gitflow config.
I have only made one commit to this branch which i don’t care about.
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It seems that I can just delete the branch according to the following sources:
To quote Evan:
To trash a branch using git-flow , simply delete it like you’d
normally delete a Git branch:
git branch -D whatever/branch/you/wanna/delete
Note that this does a
forced delete, so anything you did on that branch will be lost. You
can be safer with the lowercase -d flag instead.
So using the sourcetree GUI interface i first changed to another branch ( in my case develop) and then simply right clicked on the release branch name in the list of branches in the left hand panel and selected
Delete release/releaseName. This gave me the option to do so with as a Force Delete, which in my case was necessary as I wanted to delete the unmerged commits as well.