Git Reset


Be very CAREFUL WITH GIT RESET. It is very powerful and very useful. It is also a DANGEROUS COMMAND if used improperly since it may cause you to lose code (or text/data/whatever). Read carefully and don’t ever rush when you are using git reset commands.

HEAD is the commit we are currently at.

A hard reset removes all uncommited changes, which means it also removes staged changes (they are staged, not commit).

git rest --hard HEAD~1 moves HEAD to point to the previous commit, which has the effect of deleting the last commit.

git rest --hard without any refs implies HEAD in this context, therefore, it is the same as git rest --hard HEAD.

Again, a hard reset DESTROYS any uncommitted changes, be they stated or not.