How Do I Fetch All Git Branches?

Better Stack Team
Updated on June 24, 2024

To fetch all Git branches from a remote repository, you can use the git fetch command with the --all option. Here's how:

git fetch --all

This command fetches all branches from the remote repository, including branches that you do not have locally.

After fetching all branches, you can list them using the git branch -a command. This will show both local and remote branches, including those fetched with git fetch --all.

git branch -a


  • Fetching all branches from the remote repository allows you to synchronize your local repository with the latest changes from all branches on the remote.
  • Even after fetching all branches, you need to explicitly check out or create local branches based on the fetched remote branches if you want to work with them locally.
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