I had written a small script sometime in 2014 for me to separate out the stale branches from the most relevant branches in a git repository.
Today, I was working on a bunch of repositories. I wanted to figure out the recent most branches, and their relevance in relation to master. It hit me out of nowhere and I remembered the script I had written earlier.
First, see the script in action:
Alternatively, you can view it on asciinema.
Right off the bat, I can see that
origin/hackathon origin/cloudFirestoreTest origin/beta origin/dev
I could probably
nuke a few of these branches.
All right. Now I know which branch I want to branch off of.
A quick and easy install is using this gist:
curl https://gist.githubusercontent.com/algogrit/3fd5b9ca88dd08ec5f6ce4d5e2c4c719/raw | sh
The content of the install script is simply:
local/bin curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/algogrit/Script-BackUp/swamp-0.3/OS%20X/Custom-Git-Commands/git-swamp > /usr/local/bin/git-swamp chmod 744 /usr/local/bin/git-swampmkdir -p /usr/
If you have /usr/local/bin in your PATH already, then you can starting using it as:
I hope you find it as useful as the fun I had in writing it.