Posted By: Anonymous
I did a
git pull and got an error:
The following working tree files would be overwritten by merge…
Please move or remove them before you can merge.
To resolve this I did the following:
git fetch git reset --hard origin/master
Now when I do
git pull, it says everything up to date. I want to know what exactly happens when I run these commands. I know
git fetch fetches the changes from the remote repo without merging them into my local repo.
What is the meaning of
git reset --hard origin/master? How does it work?
git reset --hard origin/master
says: throw away all my staged and unstaged changes, forget everything on my current local branch and make it exactly the same as
You probably wanted to ask this before you ran the command. The destructive nature is hinted at by using the same words as in “hard reset”.