hcs42 hcs42 - 3 months ago 23
Git Question

How to remove a file from the index in git?

How to remove a file from the index ( = staging area = cache) without removing it from the file system?

Answer

You want:

git rm --cached [file]

If you omit the --cached option, it will also delete it from the working tree. git rm is slightly safer than git reset, because you'll be warned if the staged content doesn't match either the tip of the branch or the file on disk. (If it doesn't, you have to add --force.)

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