Delete a remote branch in Git
Delete a remote branch in Git

I run into this all the time. I am typing too fast when I push code to my remote repository and I make a typo that creates a new branch in my remote repository.


$ git push origin production:refs/heads/production


$ git push origin production:ref/heads/production
  * [new branch]    production -> ref/heads/production

Notice the ref vs refs in the path.

Obviously I do not want this new branch on my remote server, so I want to remove it. You can remove this newly created incorrect branch with.

The Fix:

$ git push origin :ref/heads/production