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Charles Loder
Charles Loder

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Git: best ways to overhaul a project?

What do you do to completely overhaul a project in git — like a blog?

Do you force push and blow the past away? Orphan branch and merge it in?

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C. Plug

The last time I had to do it, I pruned everything and committed the deletion as any other regular changes. That way, I can tell that I decided an overhaul.

If you purge your entire past works with force push, you will lost ability to go back and recover bits that you later find useful. It is also not healthy for other places that check out the same repository for, e.g., on-server building purposes.

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Charles Loder Author

That's a great idea!

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Andrew Baisden

This right here.

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