Remove git branches that do not have a remote tracking branch anymore

git branch -r | awk '{print $1}' | egrep -v -f /dev/fd/0 <(git branch -vv | grep origin) | awk '{print $1}' | xargs git branch -d

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By: Schleis
2013-06-10 17:56:20

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