git > undo deletion by mistake


The concern is documenting the immediate recovery of the file deleted by mistake in the working area. Give me back the last commit!

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1. get sha with git lot -full-history -all

  • use the following the get the SHA of the requested commit
  • it also gives the author/timestamp of the commit (version to be recovered)
git log --pretty=format:\"%C(auto)%h%d%Creset %C(cyan)(%ci)%Creset %C(green)%cn <%ce>%Creset %s\" --name-status --date=short --all --full-history -- <file-name>
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2. recover with git checkout

  • use the retrieved to recover file with git checkout
git checkout <sha> <filename>
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Originally published at on August 8, 2020.

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