Find unmerged Git branches?

The below script will find all origin/* branches that are ahead of current branch


CURRENT_BRANCH=$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD)

echo -e "Current branch: \e[94m$CURRENT_BRANCH\e[0m"
echo ''

git branch -a | grep remotes/origin/ | while read LINE
    CMD="git diff --shortstat remotes/origin/${CURRENT_BRANCH}...${LINE}"

    if $CMD | grep ' file' > /dev/null; then
        echo -e "\e[93m$LINE\e[0m" | sed 's/remotes\/origin\///'
        echo ''

The up-to-date version of the script

You can also use the -r parameter to show remote branches that were not merged into master:

git branch -r --merged master

git branch -r --no-merged


If a branch is merged already, merging it again won't do anything. So you don't have to be worried about "re-merging" branches that are already merged.

To answer your question, you can simply issue

 git branch --merged

to see the merged branches or

 git branch --no-merged

to see the unmerged branches. Your current branch is implied but you can specify other branches if you wish.

 git branch --no-merged integration

will show you branches that are not yet merged into integration branch.

Try this:

git branch --merged master

It does what it says on the tin (lists branches which have been merged into master). You can also pull up the inverse with:

git branch --no-merged master

If you don't specify master, e.g...

git branch --merged

then it will show you branches which have been merged into the current HEAD (so if you're on master, it's equivalent to the first command; if you're on foo, it's equivalent to git branch --merged foo).

You can also compare upstream branches by specifying the -r flag and a ref to check against, which can be local or remote:

git branch -r --no-merged origin/master