----- Original Message -----
From: Sharan Basappa
To: Git for human beings
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:13 PM
Subject: [git-users] recover added file
As I make changes to my files, I have been adding them to git repo but
haven't been committing them.
Today, due to an incorrect switch to the tool, I ended up overwriting a file
I was working on.
This file was added in repo today. Is there a way to recover that file?
Yes, but it requires a little effort on the users part.
Git will not delete any of its stoired objects until either commanded, or it
has become un-referenced for a reasonable amout of time (configurable) and the
garbage collection (gc) has kicked in.
Have a search for "git lots and found loose blob" for pertenant hits. Most will
deal with lost commits, but all types of objects can be found.
There is a Stack Overflow question oin this very issue $SO/q/1108853/717355.
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