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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ
Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ

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Undo your last git mistake with ugit

So I have been working on this little tool called ugit (and was finally able to release a stable version), the goal is to make it easier for beginner to intermediate git users to undo their last (accidental) git command. Because we are not perfect and commit mistakes.

โ€œOh wait I deleted the auth-jwt branch without merging!! fuckโ€

Opens browser

โ€œHow to restore deleted branchโ€

Wastes 5 minutes reading the thread,

Brain context switch, losses focus

โ€œAarrgh, Git sucksโ€

Failure is a good way to learn something new but how many times are you going to mess up with git, if your ultimate goal is to deliver the new feature in your startup as fast as possible, huh? Git is great but itโ€™s not really good with developer experience (DX).

Yo bhupesh, I can just you know alias this command. Oh cool, good luck remembering that alias after 1 month when you fuck-up again.

If you are in the gang of getting things done, adding ugit might be a good choice for you.

GitHub logo Bhupesh-V / ugit

๐Ÿšจ๏ธ ugit helps undo git commands. Your damage control git buddy. Undo from 20+ git scenarios.


ugit logo

Undo your last oopsie ๐Ÿ™ˆ๏ธ in git

build ugit License: MIT total downloads (github + brew) platform support linux and macos git undo text guide Twitter: bhupeshimself

ugit demo: restore file gif

More Video Demos โœจ๏ธ

Undo git add


Undo git branch -D


Undo git merge


Why use ugit?

  • You ran an accidental git command you wish to 'undo'.
  • You want to save time by not searching for how to undo ...
  • Your focus is on problems at hand and not on Git (avoid context switching)
  • Because ugit is precise & uber cool !

Motivations behind writing ugit ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ๏ธ

What's in the box ?

ugit/git-undo supports undoing following operations, some are a WIP. If you know of any other operations that can be undone and is not in the list, make sure to raise an issue or make a quick PR ๐Ÿ’›๏ธ

  • Undo git commit
  • Undo git add
  • Undo git push
  • Undo git branch -D (branch delete)
  • Undo git pull
  • Undo git reset
  • Undo git tag -dโ€ฆ

Ok enough talking.

What is ugit?

Itโ€™s just a simple shell script with guided programmatic steps to undo your last git command, powered by FZF built for people who live and work with terminals every day.

Guided Tutorials

Below are some GIF demos of undoing some git operations, the list is long (around 17 scenarios) but I am only demonstrating some common ones.

Undoing git add

Undoing git branch -D (Restore deleted branch)

Undoing/Restoring file to previous version

Undoing git merge

I donโ€™t like your stupid script

sad dogo crying

Cool, I mean we are still friends right?? Friends help friends avoid git mistakes, thatโ€™s why I wrote an accompanying text guide on How to undo anything in Git.

Share it with your friends, co-workers. No hard feelings

Peace โœŒ๏ธ

Top comments (4)

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Ben Sinclair • Edited

Yo bhupesh, I can just you know alias this command.

That was literally gong through my head for the first half of this post.

Now, I actually want to install this. It's a really smart idea.

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ

I like aliasing commands too
Sometimes commands become complex, half of the time I don't have good enough 3-4 letters aliases (since they are all booked)

I hope ugit helps, contributions/feedback are always welcomed <3

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Diretnan Domnan

Really like this

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ

Thanks :)
Do provide some feedback though, when you try it
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