by Sai gowtham

How to revert a Git repository to a previous commit

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to undo the git repository to a previous commit.

Reverting git to a previous commit (locally)

If your commit is not pushed to a remote git repository and you are trying to revert it to a previous commit follow the below steps.

  1. Inside the command line navigate to a repository, you want to undo it back to a previous commit.
  2. Run the git revert command followed by the HEAD reference.
git revert HEAD

This above command will create a new commit based on the previous commit, it doesn’t change any previous commit history.

Note: Head is referencing to a last commit in the current branch

Reverting git to a previous commit (remotely)

If your commit is pushed to a remote git repository and you are trying to revert it to a previous commit.

  1. Follow the above two steps
  2. Now, push your repository to remote by running the git push command followed by the -f flag.
git push -f

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