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How to revert a file to the last committed state

Git has many useful functions. One of my favourites is to scrap the work ive just done on the file I currently working on ( because I’ve gone down the wrong path or screwed it up) and start again from the files last committed state.

Functions like this give me peace of mind as a developer. If I screw up my file I can easily revert it.

Revert a file to the last committed state

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git checkout pathtofile/filename.ext

Revert a file to the last committed state using fugitive

Fugitive is a vim plugin that integrates Git into the vim code editor. It’s super handy as you don’t need to change windows to do git functions like reverting changes to a file.

open the file in vim

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git checkout .
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