VSTS Gems- Identify stale branches


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Gem

Identify stale branches

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Area

Code

TFS Availability

TFS 2018

Value

  • Maintaining a clean repository when there are many branches and contributors

Full Description

Keeping your repository clean by deleting branches you no longer need enables teams to find branches they care about and set favorites at the right granularity. However, if you have lots of branches in your repo, it can be hard to figure out which are inactive and can be deleted. Now it is easier to identify “stale” branches (branches that point to commits older than 3 months).
To see your stale branches, go to the Stale pivot on the Branches page.


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