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Daniele Fusari
Daniele Fusari
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Deleting branch in Git -d or -D

In the video before you said use -D https://teamtreehouse.com/library/branches-behind-the-scenes In this video you said use -d https://teamtreehouse.com/library/merging-branches

Is there a difference when deleting a branch??

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$ git branch -d branch_name

Note: The -d option is an alias for --delete, which only deletes the branch if it has already been fully merged in its upstream branch.

$ git branch -D branch_name

But use -D, which is an alias for --delete --force, which deletes the branch "irrespective of its merged status."