Git checkout – switching back to HEAD
I’ve been doing my project while at some point I discovered that one thing stopped working. I needed to look up the state of my code when it was working correctly, so I’ve decided to use git checkout (because I wanted to check-something-out). And so I’ve done
git checkout SHA
couple times while going back to point from which I can’t go to HEAD, the output is following:
git checkout SHA-HEAD error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout: [list of files] Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can switch branches. Aborting
I am pretty much sure I have NOT changed anything. The command
git checkout master
gives the same output.
Is there a way to go back to HEAD?
What is the safe way of “jumping over” history commits?
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stash (save the changes in temporary box) then, back to
master branch HEAD.
$ git add . $ git stash $ git checkout master
Jump Over Commits Back and Forth:
Go to a specific
$ git checkout <commit-sha>
If you have uncommitted changes here then, you can checkout a new branch, Add, Commit, Push the current branch to the remote.
# checkout a new branch, add, commit, push $ git checkout -b <branch-name> $ git add . $ git commit -m 'Changes in the commit' $ git push origin HEAD # push the current branch to remote $ git checkout master # back to master branch now
If you have changes in the specific commit and don’t want to keep the changes, you can do
resetthen checkout to
master(or, any other branch).
# stash $ git add -A $ git stash $ git checkout master # reset $ git reset --hard HEAD $ git checkout master
After checking out a specific commit if you have no uncommitted change then, just back to
$ git status # see the changes $ git checkout master # or, shortcut $ git checkout - # back to the previous state