RE: How to revert a commit in Git?

I committed some changes that are causing issues in my project, and now I want to revert that commit. Can someone help me understand how to do this in Git?

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Sure, I'm happy to help with that. To revert a commit in Git, you will need to use the `git revert` command followed by the commit hash. Here's the basic usage: ``` git revert ``` The commit hash is a unique identifier for each commit. You can find it by using the `git log` command, which will show you a list of all your past commits along with their hashes. Once you've run the `git revert` command, Git will create a new commit that undoes all of the changes made in the commit that you're reverting. It's essentially like applying a patch that undoes the earlier work. Here's an example: ``` git revert 0abc123def456 ``` This will revert the commit with the hash `0abc123def456`. Once you execute this command, Git will open a text editor where you have to add the commit message for the new commit that is being created, save it and close the editor. Important note: Make sure you don't have any uncommitted changes before you run the `git revert` command, otherwise they might be lost. Commit any work that you want to keep before running the `git revert`. If you want to revert a commit but keep the changes for later use, you can use `git revert` with the `-n` or `--no-commit` option. This will back out the commit but will put the changes into the working directory and the index, effectively staging them for later use. Remember, it's always good practice to use `git status` and `git log` to check the current state before doing any major operations like this. And never amend, rebase, or otherwise modify committed history on shared branches, as it could affect other people's work. If you're not sure about any of this, Git's built-in help (`git help revert`) is a great resource. And finally, if you find yourself needing to undo almost everything you do in Git, it might be worth slowing down a bit and checking your work before you commit. In a sense, a commit in Git is sort of like saving a game: you're saying, "I've gotten to a point that I want to remember, so if things go wrong, I can always go back to here." The good thing is, with Git, you always have that save point to go back to. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions about Git.
Answered on August 24, 2023.
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