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GIT-REVERT(1)                    Git Manual                    GIT-REVERT(1)

NAME         top

       git-revert - Revert some existing commits

SYNOPSIS         top

       git revert [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[<keyid>]] <commit>...
       git revert --continue
       git revert --quit
       git revert --abort

DESCRIPTION         top

       Given one or more existing commits, revert the changes that the
       related patches introduce, and record some new commits that record
       them. This requires your working tree to be clean (no modifications
       from the HEAD commit).

       Note: git revert is used to record some new commits to reverse the
       effect of some earlier commits (often only a faulty one). If you want
       to throw away all uncommitted changes in your working directory, you
       should see git-reset(1), particularly the --hard option. If you want
       to extract specific files as they were in another commit, you should
       see git-checkout(1), specifically the git checkout <commit> --
       <filename> syntax. Take care with these alternatives as both will
       discard uncommitted changes in your working directory.

OPTIONS         top

       <commit>...
           Commits to revert. For a more complete list of ways to spell
           commit names, see gitrevisions(7). Sets of commits can also be
           given but no traversal is done by default, see git-rev-list(1)
           and its --no-walk option.

       -e, --edit
           With this option, git revert will let you edit the commit message
           prior to committing the revert. This is the default if you run
           the command from a terminal.

       -m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
           Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which
           side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This option
           specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of the mainline and
           allows revert to reverse the change relative to the specified
           parent.

           Reverting a merge commit declares that you will never want the
           tree changes brought in by the merge. As a result, later merges
           will only bring in tree changes introduced by commits that are
           not ancestors of the previously reverted merge. This may or may
           not be what you want.

           See the revert-a-faulty-merge How-To[1] for more details.

       --no-edit
           With this option, git revert will not start the commit message
           editor.

       -n, --no-commit
           Usually the command automatically creates some commits with
           commit log messages stating which commits were reverted. This
           flag applies the changes necessary to revert the named commits to
           your working tree and the index, but does not make the commits.
           In addition, when this option is used, your index does not have
           to match the HEAD commit. The revert is done against the
           beginning state of your index.

           This is useful when reverting more than one commits' effect to
           your index in a row.

       -S[<keyid>], --gpg-sign[=<keyid>]
           GPG-sign commits. The keyid argument is optional and defaults to
           the committer identity; if specified, it must be stuck to the
           option without a space.

       -s, --signoff
           Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message. See the
           signoff option in git-commit(1) for more information.

       --strategy=<strategy>
           Use the given merge strategy. Should only be used once. See the
           MERGE STRATEGIES section in git-merge(1) for details.

       -X<option>, --strategy-option=<option>
           Pass the merge strategy-specific option through to the merge
           strategy. See git-merge(1) for details.

SEQUENCER SUBCOMMANDS         top

       --continue
           Continue the operation in progress using the information in
           .git/sequencer. Can be used to continue after resolving conflicts
           in a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       --quit
           Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used to
           clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       --abort
           Cancel the operation and return to the pre-sequence state.

EXAMPLES         top

       git revert HEAD~3
           Revert the changes specified by the fourth last commit in HEAD
           and create a new commit with the reverted changes.

       git revert -n master~5..master~2
           Revert the changes done by commits from the fifth last commit in
           master (included) to the third last commit in master (included),
           but do not create any commit with the reverted changes. The
           revert only modifies the working tree and the index.

SEE ALSO         top

       git-cherry-pick(1)

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES         top

        1. revert-a-faulty-merge How-To
           file:///usr/local/share/doc/git/howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.html

COLOPHON         top

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Git 2.9.2.277.g2949358           07/16/2016                    GIT-REVERT(1)

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