This short tutorial will teach you how on GitHub delete branch using the command line and the website interface.
1. Deleting Branch Using Command Line
Open your terminal, and enter the Github repository you want to delete the branch. Now all you have to do is to run the following command line:
$ git push origin --delete <branch>
You should see a message similar to the following:
To github.com:my_account/YOUR_REPO.git - [deleted] <branch>
Please change <branch> to your branch name. In my case it was test-branch.
2. Deleting Branch Using the Web Interface
On the git web interface, all you need to do is to to the branches sequence for the repository you want to delete the branch such as (https://github.com/<USER>/<REPOSITORY>/branches, find the branch you want to delete and click in the trash can icon as you can see below.
If you need a visual on how to do it, please check this youtube video:
Here are three of my favorite GitHub Books in case you want to learn more about it.
- Introducing GitHub: A Non-Technical Guide by Peter Bell
- Git Pocket Guide: A Working Introduction by Richard E. Silverman
- GitHub For Dummies by Sarah Guthals
In summary, this tutorial showed two ways on GitHub delete branch from web. One uses the command line and the other uses the GitHub web interface. If you knew to Git, I would remove sticking to the Web Intercafe, and maybe you read other tutorials from this website, you can start using the website version of the program.