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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
To: Philip Oakley <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: Command to list <pattern> Branches on a specific Remote (i.e. select from rtb's)
Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 20:37:10 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, May 18 2019, Philip Oakley wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm unsure if there is a command for this.
> Currently I have 1600+ remote tracking branches (rtb) for my Git repo
> as it covers both git.git and git-for-windows and some other
> contributors.
> Finding a specific rtb for a particular remote looks like there ought
> to be a simple command ready to do the job, but I haven't found
> anything.
> Is there a command or simple simple invocation of branch, show-ref,
> for-each-ref, etc that can be give a branch pattern and remote name to
> quickly filter down the list of potential branches to just one or two
> 24-line screens?


    git for-each-ref 'refs/remotes/<remote>/<pattern>'
    git branch -a -l '<remote>/<pattern>'

The latter will conflate <remote> with any local branches you happen to
have prefixed with <remote>.

The reason this isn't some easy mode in some command is because there's
no hard notion that a given remote "owns" a given set of RTB's. It's
just convention, but they can and do overlap sometimes.

See the logic in 'git remote remove' that needs to decide if a deletion
of a remote should delete its remote tracking refs: 7ad2458fad ("Make
"git-remote rm" delete refs acccording to fetch specs", 2008-06-01)

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-18 18:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-18 15:16 Command to list <pattern> Branches on a specific Remote (i.e. select from rtb's) Philip Oakley
2019-05-18 18:37 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2019-05-18 19:44   ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-19  3:07     ` Duy Nguyen
2019-05-19  9:49       ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-28 12:13       ` [PATCH] doc branch: provide examples for listing remote tracking branches Philip Oakley
2019-05-28 13:58         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-28 14:17           ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-28 14:51             ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-28 15:51               ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-28 16:17                 ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-28 23:16                   ` [RFC/PATCH v2] " Philip Oakley
2019-06-10 17:57                     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-06-14 21:00                       ` Philip Oakley
2019-05-19  3:05   ` Command to list <pattern> Branches on a specific Remote (i.e. select from rtb's) Duy Nguyen
2019-05-28 13:57   ` Junio C Hamano

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