To delete a branch and recreate it, both locally and remotely, here is a short shell script that asks for user confirmation and then proceeds to recreate the branch from master. In this example, the branch is
development, the confirmation message is colored red to emphasize precuation, and the script only proceeds once user types exact yes.
Let’s put this script in
recreate-development.sh, and place it at the root of your git project. Run it in the terminal or console as
read -p $'\e[31mEnter "yes" to delete development branch & recreate it from master:\e[0m ' CONT if [ "$CONT" = "yes" ]; then git checkout master git branch -d development #delete locally git push origin --delete development #delete remotely git pull origin master git checkout -b development git push origin development else echo "Cancelled!"; fi