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GIT Beginner Having Issues with Revert Subcommand

'm learning to navigate GIT and have had issues using the "git revert" function with Bash on a MAC. I types the git executable and the revert subcommand along with the SHA: "git revert 2c881d" and I got the following error on the terminal:

"your local changes would be overwritten by revert. hint: commit your changes or stash them to proceed. fatal: revert failed" I have tried refreshing the console, git status, doing all I can to clear the terminal but I don't seem to have any options left. Help!

Best,

L

2 Answers

Cooper Runstein
Cooper Runstein
11,830 Points

Try 'git stash' and then retry 'get revert'

Jan Oberreiter
Jan Oberreiter
69,594 Points

... use git stash ... regards, Jan. (GitDocs: Use git stash when you want to record the current state of the working directory and the index, but want to go back to a clean working directory. The command saves your local modifications away and reverts the working directory to match the HEAD commit)