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git how to checkout to a commit make some changes and push it back to master

git,git-merge,git-checkout
So I have many commits in the master branch. I want to roll back to a commit and make some changes in one file. It's simply to do with checkout command. So what were my steps. 1. I've checkout new branch from master git checkout -b new_branch 2. Then in...

What is the reason that in git we can refer to HEAD by --?

git,git-checkout
We all know git status command, and beginning of its output: $ git status On branch add_multiple_items_to_set__to_master Changes not staged for commit: (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed) (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) the last mentioned line suggest that we...

error: pathspec 'test-branch' did not match any file(s) known to git

git,github,git-checkout,git-fork
I am a new user of Git. I have forked a repository called Spoon-Knife (available for practicing forking with Git). Then, I cloned it locally by running git clone https://github.com/rohinichoudhary/Spoon-Knife.git This repository contains three branches, i.e. master, test-branch, change-the-title. When I run git branch, it only shows *master, not the...

Difference between `git branch -f ` and `git checkout ; git reset --hard ` under a clean working tree?

git,branch,git-checkout
Up until now, I have always used git checkout <branch_name>; git reset --hard <hash> to move a branch back to an earlier commit. Then I came across this question, but the answers and comments do not explain in great detail the differences between them. Assuming I have a clean working...

Why does checkout sometimes stage a file?

git,git-checkout,working-directory,git-index,git-stage
When I first started using Git, I found the checkout command quite confusing. However, as I adapted to Git's model of version control, it started to make sense. Now I am having to teach Git to my coworkers, and I'm trying to explain checkout simply. I thought I had a...

Difference between checkout remote branch and pull remote branch in git?

git,merge,git-pull,git-checkout
What is the difference between: git checkout -b <branch> origin/<branch> and git pull origin <branch> They seem to have the same functionality to me. thanks....

How to resolve pathspec not matching any file known to git when checking out a single, deleted file?

git,git-checkout
I have a branch feature that has come off of develop and is ahead of it. A combination of stash pops and merge develops have resulted in a commit that includes a rm for particular file. I'm trying to undo this delete by checking out the file from the commit...

Checkout a tag from a private GitHub repository

git,github,git-clone,git-checkout,git-tag
I need to clone a private repository from GitHub, but I only want to get a specific tag (so basically, cloning is actually the wrong term for it). Now, the problem is that there are multiple options, and all of them don't really work out: GitHub offers tagged versions as...

git checkout all the files

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How can I get rid of all the changes in all the files of my repository? Say I am in a branch and I did some changes. git status returns a set of files in the "Changes not staged for commit" and I notice I would like to get rid...

TeamCity checkout GitHub repo to specific absolute path

github,path,teamcity,git-checkout
My TeamCity VCS Root step needs to checkout a specific GitHub repo to a specific absolute folder on the agent ( Windows server ) : c:\github\{organization}\{repo} I'm not understanding how to construct my checkout rule to do this. By default, checkout rules are relative to the checkout dir which is...

How can I retrieve git remote branches?

git,version-control,git-branch,git-remote,git-checkout
I'm clearly missing something since I am unable to fetch the remote branch I need on the server from the git repo I've been working with locally. On my local dev environment I run git remote -v and it gives me: origin [email protected]:the_repo (fetch) origin [email protected]:the_repo (push) I run git...

Does git checkout -B perform a reset?

git,git-checkout,git-reset
I have branch called shared that is shared amongst other developers. I work off of a feature branch. Whilst on my feature branch, I ran git checkout -B shared, and got the following message: Switched to and reset branch 'shared' Your branch and 'origin/shared' have diverged, and have 6 and...

git checkout modified file without copy-pasting full file path

git,git-checkout
git status shows something like git status # On branch icc-server-send-metric-values # Changes not staged for commit: # (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) # (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) # # modified: java/com/me/cards/preview/preview-card.js I want to checkout the file,...

Is `pull` needed after checking out a new branch?

git,git-pull,git-checkout
In case of a git-project with several branches, the question is when you checkout a new branch (first time), is a git pull needed ? $master> git checkout branchA $branchA> git pull Note that the idea here is that both commands are executed right after each other (this question is...

git: checkout or checkout-index a directory with a different name

git,git-checkout
I would like to checkout a directory, and its contents, from an earlier commit into the working directory under another name; or alternatively into another directory under the same name. It's a bit like checking out a temp file, but I need a whole directory and I don't want to...

Built-in command to checkout a specific Subversion revision which doesn't use the 'rNNNNN' format from a Git mirror?

git,svn,reference,commit,git-checkout
I am compiling from a local Git mirror of a Subversion repository and I need to checkout out particular commits from the Subversion revision number from the mirror. The git log displays something like this: and by locating the git-svn-id: xxxx [email protected] line it should be possible to locate the...

Why is there a difference between `master` and `heads/master`?

git,git-checkout
I'm writing a shell script which switches to a specified commit, makes a copy of the index in /tmp, resets HEAD to original position, then runs a command in the temporary directory: orig_head=$(git rev-parse -q HEAD) # "refs/heads/master" git checkout "$1" # copy index to /tmp/... git checkout "$orig_head" #...