Thiago Farina <tfrans...@gmail.com> writes:
> When I want to revert a change to a file that is already committed
> what is the best way?
> The way I found was:
> $ git checkout HEAD /path/to/my/file
> $ git reset HEAD /path/to/my/file
> Is this the canonical/best way or there other (easier-faster) ways?
If the issue you are solving is:
What I committed to path/to/my/file is in good state. I then
edited path/to/my/file but it turns out that I do not like what I
did. I want the version I committed back (perhaps to start over,
perhaps to do nothing further).
then you can checkout the path out of the commit, i.e.
git checkout HEAD path/to/my/file
is the canonical and best way.
But I am not sure if that is what you are asking with "want to
revert a change to a file that is already commited". It can be
I started from one state, made changes and have already
committed them. These changes were bad ones that I regret, and
I do not want them.
and if so, "git checkout HEAD path/to/my/file" will happily grab the
state after these bad changes are applied out of the commit.
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