On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:26:52 -0500
Deanna Delapasse <ddelapa...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I started with this approach yesterday.  I tried this:
> git clone https://acct:p...@gethub.com/....git
> ... i edited a file just to see what would happen
> git checkout <hashcodeOfPriorCommit>
> But git did NOT overwrite the file that I manually changed.  Why was
> that? FYI, this won't happen in 'real life" but I was trying to
> convince myself that the checkout would work.

One thing I forgot to mention, is that it's pretty easy to reset the
work tree after a checkout to discard all local changes by either

git reset --hard


git checkout -- .

(the dot is significant -- it means the current directory).

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