If you have been using Git long enough, you have seen references or occurrences of HEAD in Git commands on online tutorials, videos, or documentation. But what is it exactly, and what does it do?
In Git, HEAD points [...]
Sometimes, a developer may encounter the fatal: not a git repository error when running any git command. This is a very common error but is luckily easily fixable.
This article will go through the causes and solutions for the [...]
When working on a repository with Git, a developer, after doing a lot of modifications, may want to remove all of them and reset the branch to the remote branch. Luckily, Git offers easy ways of doing it.
Git quickly became the most popular and the de-facto choice of most developers' version control software. It provides many commands that make tracking code changes easy. Some of those commands are popular (like git push or git commit), and [...]
The git diff command helps developers see the changes between two data sources (commits, branches, etc.). However, sometimes this command shows whitespace differences between two commits. This behavior can be annoying for some developers. Luckily, Git offers many [...]
Sometimes, a developer may stage a lot of files, by error, in Git. Unstaging each file one by one would be a lengthy task. Luckily, the developers that work on Git have thought of this situation. Git offers an [...]
The reduce function lets the developer iterate over an array and execute a reducer on each array element. This function returns a single result. Here is a simple example of the reduce function in TypeScript.
const arr = [ [...]
Sometimes, when a developer merges two projects, Git outputs the "fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories" error. This error happens when Git tries to merge two project branches without a common base. Luckily, Git offers an easy command to [...]
Let's say that after a successful rebase, you change your mind and want to undo the operation. Don't panic because Git offers an easy solution for this task.
To undo a rebase, find the last commit before the rebase [...]
When using the git cherry-pick command, a developer may need to abort its operation. Luckily, this is very easy to do in Git.
The simplest way to abort a cherry-pick in Git is to use the --abort option:
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