Git is fantastic but there are times when you need to find that odd command because you have stuffed something up. Here are some I use on those occasions, firstly open the terminal and navigate to the root directory of the Git repo.
You didn't want to commit that
~$ git reset --soft HEAD~1
I want to remove the second last commit
~$ git rebase -i HEAD~2
The master branch commits have moved ahead from my-current-branch when I first branched off
~$ git checkout my-current-branch ~$ git rebase master
I need to see the changes before I commit
~$ git diff [filename]
I need to see a users commits in the logs
~$ git log --author="username"
I want see what was committed
~$ git log -p <commit name> ~$ git log -p -<number be commits of seen>
Removing a file from git repo so it can be added to .gitignore
~$ git rm --cached <path/filename>
git config --global credential.helper cache allows you login to a git account for a period of time this will default to fifteen minutes
~$ git config --global credential.helper cache
To change the default password cache time out use the command below. 3600 is one hour
~$ git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=3600'
Ignore old mode new mode
// Issue old mode <foo> new mode <foo> // Fix ~$ git config core.filemode false