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Jul 14, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - technical git

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Sometimes when you commit something nasty, you need to rewrite it. Or you may need to split commit into parts. Or whatever.

Use case: You want to remove some files that you added with your commit.

Find the commit

git log --pretty=format:'%h %ad | %s%d [%an]' --graph --date=short

Let it be 4ca80f0.

Remove files that you don’t want in the commit.

git rebase -i 4ca80f0~1

Replace pick with edit and save file.

Then you need to unstage files in the commit:

git reset HEAD^

now all files are in state before that commit, and you can add/remove/stage them.

to undo windows file changes:

git checkout -- windows

or if this is a new file you can just delete it

rm -rf windows

also you can split this commit into several commits.

Change commit message

Now you probably want to change commit message:

git commit --amend

Apply changes

git rebase --continue


Enjoy you splitted/amended commit.


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