Remove files from the staging area

Git, Commit · Apr 13, 2021

Removes files from the staging area.

  • Use git restore --staged <pathspec> to remove files from the staging area.
  • <pathspec> can be a filename or a fileglob.
git restore --staged <pathspec>
git restore --staged "30seconds.txt"
# Remove the file `30seconds.txt` from the staging area

git restore --staged src/*.json
# Remove all files with a `.json` extension in the `src` directory

git restore --staged .
# Remove all changes from the staging area

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