Tag: git

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Git: Change Remote Repo URL

While I had initially thought that it's very rare for a remote repository to change location, it actually happens a lot more than I realized. A remote repo may change from one private server to another (like a NAS), from a personal GitHub repo to one in an organization, or

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Git: Checkout a Remote Branch

In order to checkout a branch from a remote repository, you will have to perform two steps. First, you need to fetch the actual branch data, which includes the commits, files, references, etc. Second, you'll want to actually check it out so your working directory contains the branch files.


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Git: Revert a Merge

If you merge a branch in to another, and for whatever reason decide you want to undo the merge, there are some ways to do this with Git.

The solution to this is simpler if you haven't yet pushed the changes to a remote repo, and if you have then

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Git: Fetch a Remote Branch

When collaborating with colleagues, or even when you're just using an open source library, you'll often need to fetch a branch from a remote repository using Git.

The "base case" to fetch a branch is fairly simple, but like with many other Git operations, it can become quite

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Git: Push Local Branch and Track It

Whether you've been programming for decades or just started out, at some point in your career you'll need to share your changes to a codebase. Or maybe if you're like me, you might just be paranoid and want to store everything in a remote repository, like GitHub, for safe-keeping in

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Git: Revert to a Previous Commit

If I've learned anything in my 15+ years of programming, it's that mistakes are common, and I make a lot of them. This equally applies to version control tools as well. Whether you accidentally commit changes, or just realized your previous committed code isn't what you wanted, often times you'll

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