Posted By: Anonymous
I currently have three modified files in my working directory. However I want one of them to be reset to the HEAD status.
In SVN, I’d use
svn revert <filename> (followed by
svn update <filename> if needed) but in Git I should use
git reset --hard. However this command cannot operate on a single file.
Is there any way in Git to discard the changes to a single file and overwrite it with a fresh HEAD copy?
You can use the following command:
git checkout HEAD -- my-file.txt
… which will update both the working copy of
my-file.txt and its state in the index with that from HEAD.