zyklus zyklus - 7 months ago 40
Git Question

git: remove 2nd commit

I'm trying to remove the 2nd commit to a repo. At this point I could just blow away the

dir and re-do it, but I'm curious how to do this... I've deleted commits before, but apparently never the 2nd one :)

> git log

commit c39019e4b08497406c53ceb532f99801793205ca
Author: Me
Date: Thu Mar 22 14:02:41 2012 -0700

Initializing registry directories

commit 535dce28f1c68e8af9d22bc653aca426fb7825d8
Author: Me
Date: Tue Jan 31 21:04:13 2012 -0800

First Commit

> git rebase -i HEAD~2
fatal: Needed a single revision
invalid upstream HEAD~2

> git rebase -i HEAD~1

at which point I get in my editor:

pick c39019e Initializing registry directories

# Rebase 535dce2..c39019e onto 535dce2
# Commands:
# p, pick = use commit
# r, reword = use commit, but edit the commit message
# e, edit = use commit, but stop for amending
# s, squash = use commit, but meld into previous commit
# f, fixup = like "squash", but discard this commit's log message
# x, exec = run command (the rest of the line) using shell
# If you remove a line here THAT COMMIT WILL BE LOST.
# However, if you remove everything, the rebase will be aborted.

Now my problem is that I can't just blow away this 2nd commit since "if you remove everything, the rebase will be aborted"


In order to remove the topmost commit, use git reset --hard HEAD~. Rebase is not needed since you are not removing anything in between other commits.