On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:01:40 -0500
wor...@alum.mit.edu (Dale R. Worley) wrote:
> Suppose I've modified a file, or a set of files, and I want to return
> it to the state in HEAD. I thought that "git checkout HEAD file1
> file2 ..." would do that, but git-checkout wants to preserve whatever
> changes are present in the file tree. I'm sure that buried in Git's
> UI is a command form that will do this easily, and I probably knew it
> once, but I've forgotten.
I'd say there are only one reason for the
it checkout HEAD file1 file2 ...
invocation to fail file1 starts with a dash or double dash and gets
interpreted as a command-line option.
To fix this, place "--" between the commitish and the name
of the first file.
Are you sure you aren't trying to call `git checkout HEAD` instead?
By the way, if you're OK with reverting the state of the index
as well as the work tree,
git reset --hard
would do just OK.
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