Git如何删除remote分支的标签?

如何删除已经推送的 Git 标签?

If you have a remote tag v0.1.0 to delete, and your remote is origin, then simply:

git push origin :refs/tags/v0.1.0

If you also need to delete the tag locally:

git tag -d v0.1.0

See Adam Franco's answer for an explanation of Git's unusual : syntax for deletion.

Delete all local tags and get the list of remote tags:

git tag -l | xargs git tag -d
git fetch

Remove all remote tags

git tag -l | xargs -n 1 git push --delete origin

Clean up local tags

git tag -l | xargs git tag -d
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git tag -d your_tag_name
git push origin :refs/tags/your_tag_name

The first line deletes your_tag_name from local repo and second line deletes your_tag_name from remote repo.

For those who use GitHub, one more step is needed: discarding draft.

To remove the tag from the remote repository:

git push --delete origin TAGNAME

You may also want to delete the tag locally:

git tag -d TAGNAME
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From your terminal, do this:

git fetch
git tags
git tag -d {tag-name}
git push origin :refs/tags/{tag-name}

Now go to Github.com and refresh, they disappear.

git push --delete origin $TAGNAME is the correct approach (in addition of a local delete).

But: make sure to use Git 2.31.

"git push $there --delete"(man) should have been diagnosed as an error, but instead turned into a matching push, which has been corrected with Git 2.31 (Q1 2021).

See commit 20e4164 (23 Feb 2021) by Junio C Hamano (gitster).
(Merged by Junio C Hamano -- gitster -- in commit 1400458, 25 Feb 2021)

push: do not turn --delete '' into a matching push

Noticed-by: Tilman Vogel

When we added a syntax sugar "git push remote --delete"(man) <ref> to "git push"(man) as a synonym to the canonical git push remote(man) : syntax at f517f1f ("builtin-push: add(man) --delete as syntactic sugar for :foo", 2009-12-30, Git v1.7.0-rc0 -- merge), we weren't careful enough to make sure that <ref> is not empty.

Blindly rewriting "--delete " to ":" means that an empty string <ref> results in refspec ":", which is the syntax to ask for "matching" push that does not delete anything.

Worse yet, if there were matching refs that can be fast-forwarded, they would have been published prematurely, even if the user feels that they are not ready yet to be pushed out, which would be a real disaster.

I wanted to remove all tags except for those that match a pattern so that I could delete all but the last couple of months of production tags, here's what I used to great success:

Delete All Remote Tags & Exclude Expression From Delete

git tag -l | grep -P '^(?!Production-2017-0[89])' | xargs -n 1 git push --delete origin

Delete All Local Tags & Exclude Expression From Delete

git tag -l | grep -P '^(?!Production-2017-0[89])' | xargs git tag -d
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If you're using PowerShell, and you want to delete a bunch of them:

# Local tags:
git tag -l | foreach { git tag -d $_ }

Remote tags:

git tag -l | foreach { git push --delete origin $_ }

Of course, you can also filter them before deleting:

git tag -l | Where-Object { $_ -like "build-*" } | foreach { git tag -d $_ }
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Simple script to remove given tag from both local and origin locations. With a check if tag really exists.

if [ $(git tag -l "$1") ]; then
    git tag --delete  $1
    git push --delete origin $1
echo done.

else
echo tag named “$1” was not found
fi

How to use:

  • Create shell script file (e.g. git-tag-purge.sh) and paste content.
  • chmod your script file to make it executable.
  • Make the script globally available
  • cd to your git project
  • Call script (e.g.
    $>git-tag-purge.sh tag_name
    )

Seems like a lot of work for something xargs already does. Looking back through this thread, I'm guessing the slowness with xargs that you experienced is because the original answer used xargs -n 1 when it didn't really need to.

This is equivalent to your method one except that xargs automatically deals with the maximum command line length:

git tag | sorting_processing_etc | xargs git push --delete origin

xargs can run processes in parallel too. Method 2 with xargs:

git tag | sorting_processing_etc | xargs -P 5 -n 100 git push --delete origin

The above uses a maximum of 5 processes to handle a maximum of 100 arguments in each process. You can experiment with the arguments to find what works best for your needs.