How to revert my remote git repository back to a certain commit?
I accidently ran:
git push origin +master
while trying to push a file to my Github repo. This command reset all the commit history and deleted a few files.
I was wondering if there is a way to reset my repo to a certain commit having the hash
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git checkout master git reset --hard 94b90dc1121ce477131fa60ffdc234591554b6c8 git push -f origin master
Here’s an explanation of the commmands…
First, let’s make sure you are on the master branch, so use the
checkout command so your HEAD points to master.
It’s basically the pointer that Git maintains to point to where you currently are in the Git tree.
In fact, most of these concepts like HEAD, and branches, are just pointers to different points in the tree.
gitk from the command line to see the tree in a nice graphical format.
reset your HEAD pointer to that exact commit that you had in your original question. This will basically make the files on your file-system match that commit.
Be careful will
reset --hard though…if you have outstanding work, or commit’s that are not-yet pushed to the server this may make them “unreachable” (think about that tree again)…if you “lose” commits from this command you can usually get them back by using the
Finally, push the local state of your master branch to GitHub’s master branch. The -f is there because you are re-writing the history of the branch, so you need to tell Git to “force” it.
Jonathan’s answer is correct. An alternative way to achieve the same is:
git push -f origin 94b90dc1121ce477131fa60ffdc234591554b6c8:master