How can I revert a Git repository to a previous commit?
Reverting your repository to an old commit
You may find you're in a situation where you need to revert the repository to a previous commit. This can be done using the following command:
$ git revert 8fd3350cf6
8fd3350cf6 is the old commit you're reverting back to. You'll be prompted to review and add a commit message for the revert, but you can leave the default message as it is:
Revert "Add the correct link to Brie" This reverts commit 8fd3350cf6fba8bcd4abc7233d4ff6b81dd6ed3c. # Please enter the commit message for your changes. Lines starting # with '#' will be ignored, and an empty message aborts the commit. # # On branch my_new_branch # Your branch and 'origin/my_new_branch' have diverged, # and have 1 and 1 different commits each, respectively. # (use "git pull" to merge the remote branch into yours) # # Changes to be committed: # modified: index.html #
ctrl+x, followed by the enter key to save it. You'll then see a confirmation message showing that you've reverted successfully:
[my_new_branch 8655d60] Revert "Add the correct link to Brie" 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)