1) is this the proper forum for asking general git usage questions, such as "how to"? If not, what is?
2) I am unsure that I did things the "proper" way. I have a git maintained subdirectory. I made some changes and saved them in the working directory, but did not "git add" or "git commit" them. I then decided that I really messed up what I was doing (basically reformatting some source code). So to revert the changes back to what was last committed, I did a "git reset --hard HEAD". I think this is the proper way. But I picked up that command in the section of the documentation which was talking about abandoning a "git merge" attempt. What I did worked, but is it the proper way? If not, what is? 3) More generically, suppose I have a file in my working directory that I want to put back the way it was "n" commits ago. The best that I can see, so far, is "git show HEAD~n:file >|file", replacing the "n" and "file" with appropriate values. -- John McKown Systems Engineer IV IT Administrative Services Group HealthMarkets(r) 9151 Boulevard 26 * N. Richland Hills * TX 76010 (817) 255-3225 phone * john.mck...@healthmarkets.com * www.HealthMarkets.com Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message may contain confidential or proprietary information. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. HealthMarkets(r) is the brand name for products underwritten and issued by the insurance subsidiaries of HealthMarkets, Inc. -The Chesapeake Life Insurance Company(r), Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of TennesseeSM and The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company.SM -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html