I deleted some files locally that were machine generated, but also being tracked. After deletion some time ago, I made multiple commits and made a pull request.
However, contributors want me to remove that deletion part from the commit.
How can I fix that?
Most times I get this error: (git rm, git checkout etc)
error: pathspec 'filepath' did not match any file(s) known to git.
Find the commit where you deleted the file:
git log -n1 -- path/to/file
Restore the file from one commit before the one that deleted it:
git checkout SHA1~1 -- path/to/file
Repeat for each removed file you want to restore.
Commit, and push to the branch to update the Pull Request (adding one commit).