Posted By: hectorsq
I “accidentally” pushed a commit to GitHub.
Is it possible to remove this commit?
I want to revert my GitHub repository as it was before this commit.
Note: please see an alternative to
git rebase -iin the comments below—
git reset --soft HEAD^
First, remove the commit on your local repository. You can do this using
git rebase -i. For example, if it’s your last commit, you can do
git rebase -i HEAD~2 and delete the second line within the editor window that pops up.
Then, force push to GitHub by using
git push origin +branchName --force
See Git Magic Chapter 5: Lessons of History – And Then Some for more information (i.e. if you want to remove older commits).
Oh, and if your working tree is dirty, you have to do a
git stash first, and then a
git stash apply after.