git_left aims to help you clean up your lingering git repositories. There are better ways I'm sure.

The code is straightforward but use at your own risk. I didn't write any tests.


Install it yourself:

$ gem install git_left


git_left begin

Begins session to evaluate git branches and decide whether to delete them or save them for later.

Sample session:

➜  git_left git:(master) git_left begin
Time to clean up your 4 local branches...

Deciding time: four-branch (h to delete, l to skip, anything else to quit)
four-branch deleted

Deciding time: one-branch (h to delete, l to skip, anything else to quit)
one-branch skipped

Deciding time: two-branch (h to delete, l to skip, anything else to quit)
two-branch skipped

Deciding time: three-branch (h to delete, l to skip, anything else to quit)
three-branch skipped

You cleaned up all your branches!
  3 skipped
  1 deleted

git_left yolo

Deletes every local git branch in the current repository.

Sample session:

➜  git_left git:(master) ✗ git_left yolo
Are you absolutely sure you want to delete your 4 local branches? (y/n)
I'm serious, this is not easily undone. Go through with it? (y/n)
two-branch deleted.
one-branch deleted.
three-branch deleted.
four-branch deleted.
➜  git_left git:(master) ✗ git branch
* master


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.