kingsmasher1 kingsmasher1 - 1 month ago 8
Git Question

How to checkout a particular version in git from git log?

My git log is showing something as:

enter code here
[git_trial]$ git log
commit 4c5bc66ae50780cf8dcaf032da98422aea6e2cf7
Author: king <king@king.ap.com>
Date: Thu Jun 30 15:09:55 2011 +0530


This is third commit

commit 8072be67ddd310bc200cab0dccb8bcb2ec4f922c

Author: king <king@king.ap.com>

Date: Thu Jun 30 14:17:27 2011 +0530

This is the second commit

commit 3ba6ce43d500b12f64368b2c27f35211cf189b68

Author: king <king@king.ap.com>

Date: Thu Jun 30 14:00:01 2011 +0530


This is the first git commit for file1


Question 1) Now how to checkout only my first version?
Question 2) Also when i do, git log on only File1, why does it show only first commit?

[git_trial]$ git checkout 3ba6ce43d500b12f64368b2c27f35211cf189b68
Note: moving to "3ba6ce43d500b12f64368b2c27f35211cf189b68" which isn't a local branch
If you want to create a new branch from this checkout, you may do so
(now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:

git checkout -b <new_branch_name>


[git_trial]$ git log File1

commit 3ba6ce43d500b12f64368b2c27f35211cf189b68

Author: king <king@king.ap.com>
Date: Thu Jun 30 14:00:01 2011 +0530

This is the first git commit for file1

Answer

You can checkout a commit using git checkout sha-of-commit which you already have.

But you cannot commit anything (as you're not in a branch, you're in a static commit).

If you need to commit anything on top of that commit, you need to check it out into a branch using git checkout sha-of-commit -b testing-a-commit.

git log <file> only shows commits that affect that file.