Undo git reset –hard

To remove some unhappy commits I executed a git reset –hard. Unfortunately the hangover of missing some files was shortly after. I’ve read this post about undoing it. And it worked.

This listed a lot of files and commits.

git fsck --cache --unreachable $(git for-each-ref --format="%(objectname)")

I tried a few and was lucky to find what I needed in the top 4 commits.

git show COMMIT HASH

Recovered my files with cherry picking.

git cherry-pick COMMIT HASH

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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