On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM, J.V. <jvsr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was on a branch (local tracked with remote), and I wanted to checkout a
> remote branch so did:
>     $git co myRemoteBranch
> and got a message that a lot of jar files were being untracked (files were
> locked).  I had a server running that had some of the jar files locked, so
> it could not update and untracked them all.
> What I want to do now is:
>     1. switch branches
>     2. delete this locally created branch
>     3.  re-check out again so all will be well.
> I cannot switch branches because it says my untracked files will be
> overwritten.  How do I switch branches? I have no commits to make and simply
> want to go back.  git reset and git stash do not get me there.

Does 'git checkout --force yourLocalBranch' help?

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