33.37 Git Revert File


At times we might have modified a file but are really not interested in those local modifications any further and simply want to revert to the remote main version. As long as we have not yet committed the changes, it is possible to check out the file from the HEAD (usually a symbolic reference to the main branch):

$ git checkout HEAD README.md

Using magit in emacs the same is achieved with M-x magit-file-checkout.

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