K. Sopheak K. Sopheak - 2 months ago 13
Git Question

How to undo git push without changing the local code?

I confused to push all file codes include lib file which is in .gitignore in android studio. How can we undo git push file without changing the local code. I am afraid, my new local code is omitted if I reset Head.

I am very new with git. Please help and thank.

Answer

Just "backup" your current HEAD for example like this:

git tag tmptag
git reset --hard HEAD^
git push --force
git reset --hard tmptag
git tag --delete tmptag

BTW don't be afraid. It's difficult to really remove commits by mistake. Usually you always see all recent commits using git reflog. Instead of creating such backup tag like I mentioned above, you could just reset the branch to the old original sha1 hash even if no existing branch or tag has this commit in the history anymore. You could even use the special identifier ORIG_HEAD without copy/pasting any sha1 hash at all.

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