On Mar 31, 10:33 pm, Jeffda <daniel.viviot...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to revert a GIT repository to what it was right before
> a specific patch was applied? If so, is it possible to do so with just
> the patch's filename or the patch itself?
Alternatively (to what Marek discussed), as you mention patches, you
can use the "patch" command itself to revert a specific patch using
its "-R" command-line option.
That is, if you applied a patch foo.patch
$ patch -p1 </tmp/foo.patch
and then decided it was a mistake, revert it by
$ patch -R -p1 </tmp/foo.patch
(If you used `git apply`, the same holds, as it also supports the -R
option with the same meaning.)
Note that if was not the last patch in a series of applied patches, it
might not revert cleanly. In this case you might want to do what Marek
shown to reset the working directory and start from scratch.
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