git revert back to certain commit
how do i revert all my files on my local copy back to a certain commit?
commit 4a155e5b3b4548f5f8139b5210b9bb477fa549de Author: John Doe <[email protected]> Date: Thu Jul 21 20:51:38 2011 -0500
This is the commit i'd like to revert back to. any help would be a lifesaver!
git reset --hard 4a155e5 Will move the HEAD back to where you want to be. There may be other references ahead of that time that you would need to remove if you don't want anything to point to the history you just deleted.
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You can revert all your files under your working directory and index by typing following this command
git reset --hard <SHAsum of your commit>
You can also type
git reset --hard HEAD #your current head point
git reset --hard HEAD^ #your previous head point
Hope it helps
git revert <commit> will create a new commit that reverts the one you dont want to have.
You can specify a list of commits to revert.
An alternative: http://git-scm.com/docs/git-reset
git reset will reset your copy to the commit you want.