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Deleting a stash in Git

Posted in Development and Git

If you’ve applied a stash non-destructively you might eventually want to clear things down to keep your stash list tidy.

Delete the most recent stash

To get rid of the most recent stash in your list:

git stash drop

You won’t get any “Are you sure you want to delete this?” warnings, so be sure you’re happy to lose the changes in that stash.

Delete a specific stash

If you want to keep your most recent stash and get rid of an earlier stash instead, you can check your list of stashes add the stash index to the drop command:

git stash drop stash@{1}

Delete all stashes

If you’re happy to delete all of your stashes at once there’s a command for that. Again, bear in mind there are no warnings, so if you run this command you’re going to lose all of your stashed changes.

git stash clear

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