Some useful git tricks I use all the time, the list can be updated later.
# Stash track/untrack changes $ git stash -u or git stash --include-untracked
# Rename local branch # If you are on the branch you want to rename: $ git branch -m new-name # If you are on a different branch: $ git branch -m old-name new-name # Delete the old-name remote branch and push the new-name local branch. $ git push origin old-name new-name # Reset the upstream branch for the new-name local branch. Switch to the branch and then: $ git push origin -u new-name
# Add file to the last commit (avoid this if the commit is already public 🙅🏼♂️) $ git add my_missing_file $ git commit --amend --no-edit
# List all origin from the remote repo $ git remote prune origin --dry-run # Prune origin in your local repo $ git remote prune origin # Prune when you fetch from a remote $ git fetch --prune # List all branches which have been merged $ git branch --merged # Prune local branches which have been merged $ git branch -d branch-to-delete # List all branches which have been NOT merged $ git branch --no-merged # Prune all branches which have been NOT merged $ git branch -D un-merged-branch-to-delete
Update a local fork at the terminal Explanation
$ git remote -v $ git remote add upstream [github url] $ git remote -v $ git fetch upstream $ git checkout master $ git merge upstream/master $ git push origin master
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An additional tip, when I am getting ready to run a sketchy git command I make a backup branch.
Nice list worth expanding