Git, revert last commit
Sometimes I make a commit accidentally or make a mistake; miss a file, add a file I shouldn't, leave a debug (print statement), etc.
I need to fix the mistake, and pretend it never happened in the first place. So I need to revert the last commit.
I do it with:
git reset HEAD~
// do your stuff
git add <your files>
git commit -c ORIG_HEAD
git commit -c ORIG_HEAD command will open the editor with previous commit message. Edit away.
-C argument means you don't need to change the commit message.
Delete last commit
Alternatively, you can remove the commit completely.
To do so add the
--hard option to the previous
git reset --hard HEAD~1
Remember this is a destructive command, it will delete the last commit and any currently uncommitted changes. If you want to keep them
stash them before running the previous command.