Git Cheat Sheet

This is just a short cheat sheet for useful Git commands.


Clone an existing repository

$ git clone ssh://

Create a new local repository

$ git init

Local changes

Changes in your working directory

$ git status

Changes to tracked files

$ git diff

Add all current changes to the next commit

$ git add .

Add changes in <file> to the next commit

$ git add -p <file>

Commit all local changes in tracked files

$ git commit -a

Commit previously staged changes

$ git commit

Change the last commit

$ git commit --amend

Commit history

Show all commits, starting with the newest one

$ git log

Show changes over time for a specific file

$ git log -p <file>

Who changed what and when in <file>

$ git blame <file>

Branches & tags

List all existing branches

$ git branch

Switch HEAD branch

$ git checkout <branch>

Create a new branch based on your current HEAD

$ git branch <new_branch>

Create a new tracking branch based on a remote branch

$ git branch --track <new_branch> <remote_branch>

Delete a local branch

$ git branch -d <branch>

Mark the current commit with a tag

$ git tag <tag_name>

Update & publish

List all currently configured remotes

$ git remote -v

Show information about a remote

$ git remote show <remote>

Add new remote repository, named <remote>

$ git remote add <remote> <url>

Download all changes from <remote>, but don‘t integrate into HEAD

$ git fetch <remote>

Download changes and directly merge/integrate into HEAD

$ git pull <remote> <branch>

Publish local changes on a remote

$ git push <remote> <branch>

Delete a branch on the remote

$ git push <remote> :<branch>

Publish your tags

$ git push --tags

Merge & rebase

Merge <branch> into your current HEAD

$ git merge <branch>

Rebase your current HEAD onto <branch>
Do not rebase published commits!

$ git rebase <branch>

Abort a rebase

$ git rebase --abort

Continue a rebase after resolving conflicts

$ git rebase --continue

Use your configured merge tool to solve conflicts

$ git mergetool

Use your editor to manually solve conflicts and (after resolving) mark file as resolved

$ git add <resolved_file>
$ git rm <resolved_file>


Discard all local changes in your working directory

$ git reset --hard HEAD

Discard local changes in a specific file

$ git checkout HEAD <file>

Revert a commit (by producing a new commit with contrary changes)

$ git revert <commit>

Reset your HEAD pointer to a previous commit… and discard all changes since then

$ git reset --hard <commit>

…and preserve all changes as unstaged changes

$ git reset <commit>

…and preserve uncommitted local changes

$ git reset --keep <commit>


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