Need help with git-delete-squashed?
Click the “chat” button below for chat support from the developer who created it, or find similar developers for support.

About the developer

253 Stars 19 Forks MIT License 18 Commits 4 Opened issues


Delete branches that have been squashed and merged into master

Services available


Need anything else?

Contributors list


This is a tool that deletes all of your git branches that have been "squash-merged" into master.

This is useful if you work on a project that squashes branches into master. After your branch is squashed and merged, you can use this tool to clean up the local branch.



To run as a shellscript, simply copy the following command (setting up an alias is recommended). There's no need to clone the repo.

git checkout -q master && git for-each-ref refs/heads/ "--format=%(refname:short)" | while read branch; do mergeBase=$(git merge-base master $branch) && [[ $(git cherry master $(git commit-tree $(git rev-parse $branch\^{tree}) -p $mergeBase -m _)) == "-"* ]] && git branch -D $branch; done


You can also install the tool as a Node.js package from NPM. (The package code is in this repo.)

$ npm install --global git-delete-squashed
$ git-delete-squashed


To determine if a branch is squash-merged, git-delete-squashed creates a temporary dangling squashed commit with

git commit-tree
. Then it uses
git cherry
to check if the squashed commit has already been applied to

. If so, it deletes the branch.

We use cookies. If you continue to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information on our use of cookies please see our Privacy Policy.