user89021 user89021 - 1 year ago 93
Git Question

How to revert a "git rm -r ."?

I accidentely said

git rm -r .
. How do I recover from this?

I did not commit.

I think all files were marked for deletion and were also physically removed from my local checkout.

EDIT: I could (if I knew the command) revert to the last commit. But it would be a lot better if I could just undo the
git rm -r .
. Because I am not really sure what I did after the last commit and before the
git rm -r .

Answer Source
git reset HEAD

Should do it. If you don't have any uncommitted changes that you care about, then

git reset --hard HEAD

should forcibly reset everything to your last commit. If you do have uncommitted changes, but the first command doesn't work, then save your uncommitted changes with git stash:

git stash
git reset --hard HEAD
git stash pop
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