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Git – Revert Multiple Locally Changed Files

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I use a windoze box at home and by default it uses the lame microsoft line endings vs linux line endings, which can wreck havoc on bash scripts. So I recently ran a command similar to the following:

find /path/to/files -type f -exec dos2unix {} \;

Much to my dismay, I found that it also converted binary files (.pngs, .gifs, etc), even though, according to the docs, it’s supposed to skip binary files by default. So I had to revert back all the binary files which were converted. Rather than do them one by one I tested and issued the following command (your mileage may vary):

gstatus | fgrep -is png | git checkout -- $(awk '{ print $3 }')
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Linux – CentOS6 – Git – fatal – Where do you want to fetch from today?

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If you are using GIT as your version control and you attempt to do a `git pull` and get a “fatal: Where do you want to fetch from today?” message, you need to do either of the following:

# Specify the remote repo
mkdir repo
cd repo && git init
git pull git@github.com:user/repo.git

# Or
# Clone the repo
mkdir repo
cd repo && git clone git pull git@github.com:user/repo.git .
git pull

GIT – Basic Usage Guide

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Living doc storing commonly used git commands.

Revert unstaged changes

git checkout -- .

Rename repo

 vi .git/config #change url in remote origin section to new name

Now change the name of the remote repo.

git push #test to make sure things weren't broken

Remove all untracked files

git clean -f -d #will also remove untracked dirs

Reset local repo

git reset --hard HEAD #useful for recovering after a git rm -r .

Automatically Stage Tracked Files (and Mass Remove Deleted Files)

git add -u
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