On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
flatw...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:17:34 -0700 (PDT)
> Ram Rachum <ram.rac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Is there a way to avoid this? (Aside from pre-checking manually on
> > the repo using `git fetch`.) I want something like `push --force`
> > except it doesn't discard actual commits, only commits that have been
> > reordered due to rebasing.
>
> Yes, since some version `git push` learned the --force-with-lease
> command-line option which does just what you want: makes sure the tip
> of the existing branch is exactly what you expect it to be.
>

Hi Konstantin,

I was very happy to see this portion of your message because I figured you
found a solution to my problem, but I tried it now and it didn't work. It
pushes alright, but it happily runs over other changes that were pushed to
the remote.

I had a situation like this: http://i.imgur.com/sn8oScu.jpg

Then ran this:

$ git push origin test-lease --force-with-lease
Counting objects: 2, done.
Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
Writing objects: 100% (2/2), 244 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 2 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)
To [REDACTED]
   f7127f4..282393a  test-lease -> test-lease

Then I got this: http://i.imgur.com/7iq5qRJ.jpg

So as you can see, the commit  f7127 was thrown away.

Perhaps I misunderstood how `--force-with-lease` is supposed to work?


Thanks,
Ram.

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