git commit gives error: empty commit set passed
When trying to revert to a previous commit, I tried:
git revert --no-commit 0766c053..HEAD
However this gave an error:
empty commit set passed
Question: What does the error mean, and what went wrong with the
2 Solutions collect form web for “git commit gives error: empty commit set passed”
It seems to me that you misused the
double dot annotation to specify a commit range.
So your range doesn’t return any commits which means that
revert can’t do anything, since you effictively said “revert no commits“.
The gitpro book explains the
double dot annotation pretty solid:
The most common range specification is the double-dot syntax. This basically asks Git to resolve a range of commits that are reachable from one commit but aren’t reachable from another. For example, say you have a commit history that looks like Figure 6-1.
You want to see what is in your experiment branch that hasn’t yet been merged into your master branch. You can ask Git to show you a log of just those commits with
master..experiment— that means “all commits reachable by experiment that aren’t reachable by master.” For the sake of brevity and clarity in these examples, I’ll use the letters of the commit objects from the diagram in place of the actual log output in the order that they would display:
$ git log master..experiment
If, on the other hand, you want to see the opposite — all commits in
masterthat aren’t in
experiment— you can reverse the branch names.
experiment..mastershows you everything in
masternot reachable from
$ git log experiment..master
The whole chapter can be found here.
Remove the ..HEAD part. At least on my system (git v2.7.4) this resolved the issue.
git revert –no-commit 0766c053