Forgit me nots
Koen van Gilst / August 11, 2019
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Squashing commits on Windows
I know there's a better way to do this (using rebase) but I like this way since it gives me more control.
git merge-base main yourBranch # note commit hash git reset --soft # enter commit hash # all changes can now be committed again
It's easier on *nix using the following oneliner:
git reset $(git merge-base main $(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD))
Rebasing without pulling main
Rebase using the remote main to make sure you're really up to date. Useful when updating merge requests (on GitLab).
git pull --rebase origin main
Copy file from main to current branch
git checkout main -- yarn.lock
Add all and commit
ac=!git add . && git commit
ls = log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit
Update last commit with current changes
amen = !git add --all && git commit --amend
Undo last commit
git reset --soft HEAD^
Or add as an alias:
git config --global alias.undo 'reset --soft HEAD^'
Oh no, I deleted all my work!?
Use the following command:
cherry-pick any commits you think could still have all your work.
If .gitignore is not working
git rm -r --cached .
And after that:
git add --all
Case insensitivity MacOS
MacOS by default ignores case in filenames and directories. Those differences go unnoticed until you push your working code to CI, where the build fails. To fix this once and for all use:
git config --global core.ignorecase false
Instead of using -f or --force developers should use
git push --force-with-lease
Why? Because it checks the remote branch for changes which is absolutely a good idea. Let's imagine that James and Lisa are working on the same feature branch and Lisa has pushed a commit. James now rebases his local branch and is rejected when trying to push. Of course James thinks this is due to rebase and uses --force and would rewrite all Lisa's changes. If James had used --force-with-lease he would have received a warning that there are commits done by someone else. I don't see why anyone would use --force instead of --force-with-lease when pushing after a rebase.