Git commands aren't always easy. If they were, we would have these commands at our disposal. They would be super helpful for performing everyday tasks like creating or renaming a git branch, removing files, and undoing changes.
In this post, I’m focusing on major git commands that gets all (almost) your work fulfilled.
You can run
$ git reset HEAD~1
You can even undo your commit but leave your files and your index:
$ git reset --soft HEAD~1
If you want to permanently undo the commit and you have cloned some repository:
To get commit id:
$ git log
$ git reset --hard <commit_id> $ git push origin <branch_name> -f
You can just run
$ git revert HEAD
- Deleting local branch
$ git branch -d <branchname>
- Deleting remote branch
$ git push origin --delete <branch>
To revert to a particular commit you'll need a commit id. To get a commit id just run
$ git log
Then copy the commit id you want to rever back to. And then run:
$ git revert <commit-id>
You can just run:
$ git stash pop
and it will unstash your changes.
In case you want to preserve the state of files (staged vs. working), use
$ git stash apply --index
You can undo
git add before commit with
$ git reset <file>
To unstage all due changes
$ git reset
$ git branch -m <oldname> <newname>
- To rename current branch
$ git branch -m <newname>
- For all unstaged files
$ git checkout -- .
- For a specific file
git checkout -- path/to/file/to/revert
Note: -- here to remove argument ambiguation.
To delete remote tags simply do:
$ git tag -l | xargs -n 1 git push --delete origin
and then delete the local copies of tag:
$ git tag | xargs git tag -d
I hope this post saved your time and life. If you liked the post, feel free to share it to help others find it!
You may also want to read Getting Started with Git - A beginner's guide
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