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git revert back to certain commit


Question

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!

2011/07/22
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7/22/2011 5:57:06 PM

Accepted Answer

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.

2011/07/22
305
7/22/2011 6:12:34 PM

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

or

git reset --hard HEAD^ #your previous head point

Hope it helps

2011/07/23

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-revert.html

using 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.

2019/12/07

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