January 12, 2015
While working earlier today, I found myself in the position of wanting to obtain a list of all of the branches associated with my projects remote git repositories. I knew that
git branch --all would get me all of the branches, local and remote, so I decided to spend a couple of minutes looking at the
git branch command documentation. Within the git branch manual page, I found out that both the
--remote flags list only the remote-tracking branches. I quit out of the help page and back into the terminal, where I was rewarded with only my remote tracking branches after entering
git branch -r into the command line.