A daily basis list of Git commands.

By on Mon Apr 27 in Programming



When I started using Git some years ago, I initially created a text file where I stored all the commands I used, pretty straightforward. Sometimes, though, I work on a different computer, so I decided to publish online my personal daily basis list of Git commands, in order to be able to consult it everywhere.

Install Git

Check the official Git website, download the right version for you. After the installation, check your git version using this command:

  • git –version

Start a new repo

  • git init
  • git add your_files (multiple files are comma separated)
  • git commit -m “First backup of my amazing idea”
  • git remote add origin https://github.com/user/repo.git
  • git push

Remember username and password

  • git config –global credential.helper store
  • git pull

Switch branches

  • git checkout branch_name

Checkout remote branch (you don’t have it on local)

  • git fetch origin ‘remote_branch’:’local_branch_name’

Create new branch

  • git checkout -b feature_branch_name

Edit, add and commit your files.

  • git push -u origin feature_branch_name

Checkout remote branch (that not see on local)

  • git checkout –track origin/feature_branch_name

Show only local branches

  • git branch

Show only remote branches

  • git branch -r

SHOW ALL BRANCH (local and remote)

  • git branch -av


In the case below, I want update master branch with the new changes on test branch:

  • git checkout master

Get all the latest changes

  • git pull origin master
  • git merge test

Push your changes

  • git push origin master

Delete branch

Delete branch locally

  • git branch -d localBranchName

Delete branch remotely

  • git push origin –delete remoteBranchName

Stash/unstash changes

  • git stash
  • git stash pop

Show files in last stash

  • git stash show

Discard unstaged changes

  • git stash save –keep-index –include-untracked

Show unpushed Git commits

  • git log origin/master..HEAD
  • git diff origin/master..HEAD

Inspect a commit (list only file names)

  • git show –pretty=”” –name-only hash_id

Undo add file

  • git reset file_name

Undoing the Last Commit

Note the –soft flag: this makes sure that the changes in undone revisions are preserved.

  • git reset –soft HEAD~1

If you don’t want to keep these changes, simply use the –hard flag.

  • git reset –hard HEAD~1

File mode

  • git config core.fileMode false
  • git config –global core.fileMode false

Remove a folder from git tracking

  • git rm -r –cached path_to_your_folder


Thanks for your time for reading my daily basis list of Git commands. Check out my Open Weather App project, you can fork it on Github and modify it!

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