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

       git-revert - Revert some existing commits

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

       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.

           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

       -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.

           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, --signoff
           Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.

           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.

           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.

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

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

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

       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.


       Part of the git(1) suite

        1. revert-a-faulty-merge How-To

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