Posted By: Anonymous
I accidentally committed the wrong files to Git, but didn’t push the commit to the server yet.
How can I undo those commits from the local repository?
Undo a commit & redo
$ git commit -m "Something terribly misguided" # (0: Your Accident) $ git reset HEAD~ # (1) [ edit files as necessary ] # (2) $ git add . # (3) $ git commit -c ORIG_HEAD # (4)
This command is responsible for the undo. It will undo your last commit while leaving your working tree (the state of your files on disk) untouched. You’ll need to add them again before you can commit them again).
Make corrections to working tree files.
git addanything that you want to include in your new commit.
Commit the changes, reusing the old commit message.
resetcopied the old head to
-c ORIG_HEADwill open an editor, which initially contains the log message from the old commit and allows you to edit it. If you do not need to edit the message, you could use the
Alternatively, to edit the previous commit (or just its commit message),
commit --amend will add changes within the current index to the previous commit.
To remove (not revert) a commit that has been pushed to the server, rewriting history with
git push origin master --force is necessary.
The above answer will show you
git reflog, which you can use to determine the SHA-1 for the commit to which you wish to revert. Once you have this value, use the sequence of commands as explained above.
HEAD~ is the same as
HEAD~1. The article What is the HEAD in git? is helpful if you want to uncommit multiple commits.