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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Undo – remove a commit and retain the changes in the staging area

Of course, it is also possible to undo the commit, but keep the changes to the files in the index or the staging area so that you are ready to recreate the commit with, for example, some minor modifications.

Getting ready

We'll still use the example of the hello world repository. Make a fresh clone of the repository, or reset the master branch if you have already cloned one.

Create a fresh clone as follows:

$ git clone
$ cd hello_world_cookbook

We can reset the existing clone as follows:

$ cd hello_world_cookbook
$ git checkout master
$ git reset --hard origin master
HEAD is now at 3061dc6 Adds Java version of 'hello world'

How to do it...

  1. Check whether we have no files in the modified state and check the log:

    $ git status
    On branch master
    Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.
    nothing to commit, working directory clean
    $ git log --oneline
    3061dc6 Adds Java version...