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Love Brynge
Love Brynge
12,635 Points

Ran git init on home directory

I accidently ran "git init" on the home directory without specifying any folder and now when I run "git status" I can see all the folders in the computer under "untracked files". I would like to undo this but I dont want to loose anything on my computer, how do I do that?

2 Answers

Ace Motanya
Ace Motanya
31,756 Points

If you just inited it, you can just delete .git. Typically:

rm -rf .git

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,250 Points

Try git reset on the same directory

This should make sure that any staged files in the repo should be unstaged and files unaffected.

Then just make a new directory and do git init in that directory. :-)