Posted By: Anonymous
My issue is I have changed a file eg: README, added a new line ‘this for my testing line‘ and saved the file, then I issued the following commands
git status # On branch master # Changed but not updated: # (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) # (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) # # modified: README # no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a") git add README git commit -a -m 'To add new line to readme'
I didn’t push the code to github, Now I want to cancel this commit.
For this I used
git reset --hard HEAD~1
But I lost the newly added line ‘this for my testing line‘ from the README file.
This should not happen. I need the content to be there. Is there a way to retain the content and cancel my local commit?
git reset without the
git reset HEAD~1
PS: On Unix based systems you can use
HEAD^ which is equal to
HEAD~1. On Windows
HEAD^ will not work because
^ signals a line continuation. So your command prompt will just ask you