How to “un-git-ify” my HD
So a few months ago, I apparently created a local repository, in the form of my user folder on my hard drive. I did this using some fool’s attempt at a Git101 documentation, and as a result I currently have 168,352 pending/unstated changes. Is there a way to not only remove the git bookmark (from source tree), but also remove all of the .git* files from each folder?
Obviously, my goal is not to remove the contents from my user folder… as that would be bad.
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If you did
git init in the root of your user folder, it should have only created a
.git folder in that folder itself.
You can remove it without damaging your actual files by executing the following in a terminal from your home folder:
rm -rf ~/.git/
Check to see if
~/.git exists. If it does, you can delete, rename or move it to destroy the repository (won’t affect your working copy, i.e. your home folder). Git only has a single
.git directory per repository (unlike SVN or CVS, which may have one RCS directory in each working copy directory)