Git commands

git remote -v

Update local from remote (on an already initiated repo)

git pull origin

See log of the repository


git log

To exit git log type q on the terminal.

Stash changes

This can be used when you are updating your local repository with the remote one and there are conflicts. You can stash, pull and then commit or drop your changes.

git stash #to save your local changes
git drop #to drop your local changes
git pop #to get back your local changes
git remote add <remote nickname>

Remove a folder:

git rm -r one-of-the-directories
git commit -m "Remove duplicated directory"
git push origin <your-git-branch> #(typically 'master', but not always)

Remove a folder from git but not local

Useful to solve conflicts

git rm -r --cached myFolder

Create a branch

step by step:

git branch patch-1
git checkout patch-1

Or in a one liner:

git checkout -b patch-1

Get a remote branch

You are on your local repository and you want to fetch a remote branch.

git checkout --track origin/patch-1

Close a branch (for feature development)

A branch is for work. A tag marks a place in time. By tagging each branch merge we can resurrect a branch if that is needed.

git checkout <feature-branch>
git pull origin 				 # Making sure it's last version of feature branch
git checkout <release-branch>
git pull origin
git merge --no-ff <feature-branch>
git push origin master
git tag -a <tag name> -m "Merge <feature-branch> into <release-branch>"
git push --tags origin
git branch -d <feature-branch>
git push origin :<feature-branch> #to push deleted bransh to remote

Checkout a remote branch

In your workflow you’ll often need to checkout and fetch branches from a remote repository to do code review of your colleagues for example.


git checkout -b <local-branch> <remote-branch>
git fetch

So for example I have a branch called feature/abc remotely

git checkout -b feature/abc origin/feature/abc

There is also a shortcut for this command:

git checkout --track -b <remote-branch>


git fetch

git branch -r

git checkout <branch_name>

Revert a commit

Commits are identified by a special number, a commit hash usually looking like 860652a4ab3749a72401b2ceaacf68b27afbc404 it can also be identified with the first 7 numbers like 860652a

Revert a merge-commit

For a merge commit you need to use:

git revert 860652a -m 1

Which will revert the merge commit 860652a to the previous commit with the 1.