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Restore a deleted Git commit

Sep 21, 2022 · 1 min read · 3 views · Post a comment

As a part of Git restoring series, today we are going to look at how to restore a deleted Git commit. Without further ado follow the steps as described below.

Prerequisites

  • Git

Solution

Step 1. List all commits:

git reflog

Once you find the commit SHA1 you have two options. Checkout or cherry-pick the commit. I would suggest the former one.

Step 2. Checkout the commit:

git checkout <commit-SHA1>

or, optionally cherry-pick it:

git cherry-pick <commit-SHA1>

Conclusion

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