Rewind back n commits

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Git, Branch, Commit · Apr 13, 2021

Rewinds the current branch by a given number of commits.

  • Use git reset HEAD~<n> to rewind the current branch <n> commits.
  • This command will uncommit and unstage changes, but leave them in the working directory.
  • You can use the --hard flag to uncommit, unstage and delete changes instead.
git reset [--hard] HEAD~<n>
git reset HEAD~5
# Rewinds back 5 commits but keeps changes in the working directory

git reset --hard HEAD~3
# Rewinds back 3 commits and deletes changes

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