How do I trigger scripts on a merge or when a branch is deleted?

HOW TO -️ October 18, 2021

I am using jenkins multibranch pipelines. If a branch is merged and deleted jenkins removes the branch from the pipeline as well.

This is great, but I want to run a command/script when a branch is removed, how can I have jenkins run a command when a branch is removed? Is there a way to have jenkins trigger a job before it removes the branch?

Edit: I should add I'm using bitbucket. It would be neat if Jenkins could trigger an event when purging a branch of a multibranch pipeline. Ideally it wouldn't matter what my git provider is.


For Bitbucket: How about webhooks?