Our team creates topic branches, then when they are ready rebases them
and merges them into our testing branch and then deletes the old topic

Apparently git pull and fetch don't automatically trim the list of
branches that it thinks origin has.

On my local checkout a branch -a shows 20 or so branches that have
since been deleted, but I can't get them to go away.

Is there any facility to force it to go out and verify it's list
against the real origin, instead of deleting the whole checkout and

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