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authorAndreas Ericsson <>2005-11-20 21:42:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-11-21 06:19:58 (GMT)
commit936a23420c8e1630e013578ba9285cd69cf918f7 (patch)
tree0cfdabe61a912ba52dddba449137068bfbd8d8dd /Documentation/git-reset.txt
parent3d32051f4fd657747de00cb9d516dc3512bb377d (diff)
git-reset.txt: Small fix + clarifications.
This basically translates the man-page from 'git-developerish' to plain english, adding some almost-sample output from git-status so users can recognize what will happen. Also mention explicitly that --mixed updates the index, while --soft doesn't. I understood the old text to mean "--mixed is exactly like --soft, but verbose". Signed-off-by: Andreas Ericsson <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -14,19 +14,30 @@ DESCRIPTION
Sets the current head to the specified commit and optionally resets the
index and working tree to match.
+This command is useful if you notice some small error in a recent
+commit (or set of commits) and want to redo that part without showing
+the undo in the history.
+If you want to undo a commit other than the latest on a branch,
+gitlink:git-revert[1] is your friend.
- Like --soft but reports what has not been updated. This is the
- default action.
+ Resets the index but not the working tree (ie, the changed files
+ are preserved but not marked for commit) and reports what has not
+ been updated. This is the default action.
Does not touch the index file nor the working tree at all, but
- requires them in a good order.
+ requires them to be in a good order. This leaves all your changed
+ files "Updated but not checked in", as gitlink:git-status[1] would
+ put it.
Matches the working tree and index to that of the tree being
- switched to.
+ switched to. Any changes to tracked files in the working tree
+ since <commit-ish> are lost.
Commit to make the current HEAD.