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
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