How to recursively revert changes to a subtree in git?

by coty_beier , in category: General Help , 2 months ago

How to recursively revert changes to a subtree in git?

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by mose , 2 months ago

@coty_beier 

To recursively revert changes to a subtree in Git, you can follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that you have the latest changes from the remote repository by running git fetch.
  2. Checkout the branch containing the subtree you want to revert the changes on by using the command git checkout
  3. Find the commit hash of the last known good state of the subtree. You can use git log to view the commit history and pick the appropriate commit hash. Note down the commit hash.
  4. Create a temporary branch to isolate the changes and prevent any conflicts. This step is optional but recommended for safety. Run git branch temp to create the temporary branch.
  5. Switch to the temporary branch by running git checkout temp.
  6. Revert the subtree changes using the commit hash identified in Step 3. Run the command git revert -n
  7. Now you can review the changes made by running git status or using a tool like git diff. Ensure that only the desired changes have been reverted.
  8. Commit the reverted changes by running git commit -m "Revert changes to subtree".
  9. If you opted to create a temporary branch in Step 4, switch back to your original branch by running git checkout
  10. Merge the changes from the temporary branch using the command git merge temp. Resolve any conflicts if necessary.
  11. Finally, push the changes to the remote repository by running git push.


By following these steps, you should be able to recursively revert the changes to a subtree in Git.