Git: Revert Change

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

How to revert a file?

git checkout -- file_name

This will update the file file_name in working directory. It'll be from your local repository. Effectively, revert whatever you've done to the file.

How to revert a directory?

git checkout HEAD -- dir_full_path

This will update the dir dir_full_path to the commit version in HEAD. (typically the last commit.) Replace HEAD by a commit hash to revert to other version.

How to Revert a File to Last Commit?

# revert file to last commit
git checkout HEAD -- file_name
# revert file to the commit before last commit
git checkout HEAD^ -- file_name