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Important Git Commands which every developer needs in his day to day life

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Hi everyone this are the git commands which I use frequently as a developer in my day to day life.so I thought to share this with all of you.please do comment your frequently use git commands in comment section

stash

TheΒ git stashΒ command is a utility that allows a developer to temporarily save modified files. However, it is a utility that should only be used occasionally because it only involves local repository history. Code stored in a local stash is not visible to other developers, nor is it replicated to other git repositories likeΒ GitHubΒ orΒ GitLabΒ when a push occurs.

git stash push
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  • Creates a new stash and rolls back the state of all modified files
git stash apply
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  • Takes the files in a stash and places them back into the development workspace, but does not delete the stash from history
git stash pop
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  • Takes the files in a stash, places them back into the development workspace and deletes the stash from history

Creating a new branch from existing branch

git checkout -b new-branch-name
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Renaming a branch

1.For renaming a branch you have to checkout to that branch you have to rename

git branch -m new-branch-name
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2.Delete the old branch name by running

git push origin --delete old-branch-name
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3.Reset the upstream branch to the name of your new local branch by running

git push origin -u new-branch-name.
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Deleting a branch

For deleting a branch you have to checkout to another branch because git will not let you delete the branch you are currently working on

  • deleting branch locally
git branch -d <branch-name>
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  • deleting a branch Remotely
git push origin --delete <branch-name>
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Undo Local Staged Changes in Git

git restore --staged filename
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Removing the Last Commit

To remove the last commit from git, you can simply run

 git reset --hard HEAD^ 
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If you are removing multiple commits from the top, you can run

git reset --hard HEAD~2
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to remove the last two commits. You can increase the number to remove even more commits.

Removing a specific commit

To undo that specific commit, you have to use the commit hash of that specific commit

git revert cc3bbf7 --no-edit
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The command above will undo the changes by creating a new commit and reverting that file to its previous state, as if it never changed.

Lastly, use git push to push the change to the remote branch.

Thank you for reading this article

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Buster Styren

git stash push can be shortened to just writing git stash. Personally, the most useful git command I know is git add -p to interactively stage hunks.

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SHIVANSH PATEL

Thanks for sharing

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SHIVANSH PATEL

Any one knows how to add syntax highlighting in git commands in markdown πŸ€”

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Fernando Ferrari

Use a package like Syntax Highlighter

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