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Undoing staged changes in Git

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To undo staged changes to a file in Git there are two steps:

  1. unstage the file using git reset

  2. undo the changes using git checkout

Examples

Let's assume we have a file called example.txt under /Users/Bob directory that we have previously staged using git add.

To unstage the file and undo the changes introduced since the last commit:

git reset HEAD /Users/Bob
git checkout -- /Users/Bob

HEAD is a shortcut which points to the most recent commit. Therefore, here we are undoing all changes made since the last commit.

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