philologon philologon - 24 days ago 25
Git Question

Reset local git repository

A few days ago I created a repository on Github, then followed the steps to add my existing solution to it. I have no idea what I did wrong, but after a few random 'git add' commands and whatnot, I now get the message in github for windows:

failed to sync this branch.
You might need to open a shell and debug the state of this repo.


Not gonna happen.

A better idea is that I delete the repository at github and start over with my local repository. I know how to delete the repository on github (I know it is easy because I have already done this once.) I am not sure how to start over locally. Is there a git command that is basically "git uninit" or "git deconstruct repository" ?

Answer

Git stores everything about a repo at the repo's root in the hidden .git folder. Simply deleting that folder, rm -rf .git makes it as if there never was a repo there.

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