Restore a deleted file

Git, Branch · Apr 13, 2021

Restores a file deleted in a specific commit.

  • Use git checkout <commit>^ -- <file> to restore the specified <file> deleted in the specified <commit>.
git checkout <commit>^ -- <file>
# "30seconds.txt" was deleted in the commit `3050fc0de`
git checkout 3050fc0de^ -- "30seconds.txt"
# Restores the 30seconds.txt file

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