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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

Redo – recreate the latest commit with new changes

As with undo, redo can mean a lot of things. In this context, redoing a commit will mean creating almost the same commit again with the same parent(s) as the previous commit, but with different content and/or different commit messages. This is quite useful if you've just created a commit but perhaps have forgotten to add a necessary file to the staging area before you committed, or if you need to reword the commit message.

Getting ready

Again, we'll use the hello world repository. Make a fresh clone of the repository, or reset the master branch if you have already cloned.

We can create a fresh clone as follows:

$ git clone
$ cd hello_world_cookbook

We can reset an 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...

Let's pretend we need to redo the latest commit because...