Posted By: Anonymous
I want to remove all version tracking from a project’s directory.
What is the correct method to do this?
Can I do a shell command such as:
rm -rf .git
from my projects directory or is there a way to do this as a Git command?
I used this project to learn Git and realize I made some mistakes early on in the project with moved, renamed and deleted files. I’d like to remove all Git tracking and start fresh with
All the data Git uses for information is stored in
.git/, so removing it should work just fine. Of course, make sure that your working copy is in the exact state that you want it, because everything else will be lost.
.git folder is hidden so make sure you turn on the
Show hidden files, folders and disks option.
From there, you can run
git init to create a fresh repository.