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       git-stash - Stash the changes in a dirty working directory away

       git stash list [<options>]
       git stash show [<stash>]
       git stash drop [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
       git stash ( pop | apply ) [--index] [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
       git stash branch <branchname> [<stash>]
       git stash [save [--patch] [-k|--[no-]keep-index] [-q|--quiet]
                    [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [<message>]]
       git stash clear
       git stash create

       Use git stash when you want to record the current state of the working directory and the index, but want to go
       back to a clean working directory. The command saves your local modifications away and reverts the working
       directory to match the HEAD commit.

       The modifications stashed away by this command can be listed with git stash list, inspected with git stash
       show, and restored (potentially on top of a different commit) with git stash apply. Calling git stash without
       any arguments is equivalent to git stash save. A stash is by default listed as "WIP on branchname ...", but you
       can give a more descriptive message on the command line when you create one.

       The latest stash you created is stored in refs/stash; older stashes are found in the reflog of this reference
       and can be named using the usual reflog syntax (e.g. stash@{0} is the most recently created stash, stash@{1} is
       the one before it, stash@{2.hours.ago} is also possible).

       save [-p|--patch] [--[no-]keep-index] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-q|--quiet] [<message>]
           Save your local modifications to a new stash, and run git reset --hard to revert them. The <message> part
           is optional and gives the description along with the stashed state. For quickly making a snapshot, you can
           omit both "save" and <message>, but giving only <message> does not trigger this action to prevent a
           misspelled subcommand from making an unwanted stash.

           If the --keep-index option is used, all changes already added to the index are left intact.

           If the --include-untracked option is used, all untracked files are also stashed and then cleaned up with
           git clean, leaving the working directory in a very clean state. If the --all option is used instead then
           the ignored files are stashed and cleaned in addition to the untracked files.

           With --patch, you can interactively select hunks from the diff between HEAD and the working tree to be
           stashed. The stash entry is constructed such that its index state is the same as the index state of your
           repository, and its worktree contains only the changes you selected interactively. The selected changes are
           then rolled back from your worktree. See the 'Interactive Mode?? section of linkgit:git-add[1] to learn how
           to operate the '--patch mode.

           The --patch option implies --keep-index. You can use --no-keep-index to override this.

       list [<options>]
           List the stashes that you currently have. Each stash is listed with its name (e.g.  stash@{0} is the latest
           stash, stash@{1} is the one before, etc.), the name of the branch that was current when the stash was made,
           and a short description of the commit the stash was based on.

               stash@{0}: WIP on submit: 6ebd0e2... Update git-stash documentation
               stash@{1}: On master: 9cc0589... Add git-stash

           The command takes options applicable to the git log command to control what is shown and how. See git-

       show [<stash>]
           Show the changes recorded in the stash as a diff between the stashed state and its original parent. When no
           <stash> is given, shows the latest one. By default, the command shows the diffstat, but it will accept any
           format known to git diff (e.g., git stash show -p stash@{1} to view the second most recent stash in patch

       pop [--index] [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
           Remove a single stashed state from the stash list and apply it on top of the current working tree state,
           i.e., do the inverse operation of git stash save. The working directory must match the index.

           Applying the state can fail with conflicts; in this case, it is not removed from the stash list. You need
           to resolve the conflicts by hand and call git stash drop manually afterwards.

           If the --index option is used, then tries to reinstate not only the working tree's changes, but also the
           index's ones. However, this can fail, when you have conflicts (which are stored in the index, where you
           therefore can no longer apply the changes as they were originally).

           When no <stash> is given, stash@{0} is assumed, otherwise <stash> must be a reference of the form

       apply [--index] [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
           Like pop, but do not remove the state from the stash list. Unlike pop, <stash> may be any commit that looks
           like a commit created by stash save or stash create.

       branch <branchname> [<stash>]
           Creates and checks out a new branch named <branchname> starting from the commit at which the <stash> was
           originally created, applies the changes recorded in <stash> to the new working tree and index. If that
           succeeds, and <stash> is a reference of the form stash@{<revision>}, it then drops the <stash>. When no
           <stash> is given, applies the latest one.

           This is useful if the branch on which you ran git stash save has changed enough that git stash apply fails
           due to conflicts. Since the stash is applied on top of the commit that was HEAD at the time git stash was
           run, it restores the originally stashed state with no conflicts.

           Remove all the stashed states. Note that those states will then be subject to pruning, and may be
           impossible to recover (see Examples below for a possible strategy).

       drop [-q|--quiet] [<stash>]
           Remove a single stashed state from the stash list. When no <stash> is given, it removes the latest one.
           i.e.  stash@{0}, otherwise <stash> must a valid stash log reference of the form stash@{<revision>}.

           Create a stash (which is a regular commit object) and return its object name, without storing it anywhere
           in the ref namespace.

       A stash is represented as a commit whose tree records the state of the working directory, and its first parent
       is the commit at HEAD when the stash was created. The tree of the second parent records the state of the index
       when the stash is made, and it is made a child of the HEAD commit. The ancestry graph looks like this:

                 /    /

       where H is the HEAD commit, I is a commit that records the state of the index, and W is a commit that records
       the state of the working tree.

       Pulling into a dirty tree
           When you are in the middle of something, you learn that there are upstream changes that are possibly
           relevant to what you are doing. When your local changes do not conflict with the changes in the upstream, a
           simple git pull will let you move forward.

           However, there are cases in which your local changes do conflict with the upstream changes, and git pull
           refuses to overwrite your changes. In such a case, you can stash your changes away, perform a pull, and
           then unstash, like this:

               $ git pull
               file foobar not up to date, cannot merge.
               $ git stash
               $ git pull
               $ git stash pop

       Interrupted workflow
           When you are in the middle of something, your boss comes in and demands that you fix something immediately.
           Traditionally, you would make a commit to a temporary branch to store your changes away, and return to your
           original branch to make the emergency fix, like this:

               # ... hack hack hack ...
               $ git checkout -b my_wip
               $ git commit -a -m "WIP"
               $ git checkout master
               $ edit emergency fix
               $ git commit -a -m "Fix in a hurry"
               $ git checkout my_wip
               $ git reset --soft HEAD^
               # ... continue hacking ...

           You can use git stash to simplify the above, like this:

               # ... hack hack hack ...
               $ git stash
               $ edit emergency fix
               $ git commit -a -m "Fix in a hurry"
               $ git stash pop
               # ... continue hacking ...

       Testing partial commits
           You can use git stash save --keep-index when you want to make two or more commits out of the changes in the
           work tree, and you want to test each change before committing:

               # ... hack hack hack ...
               $ git add --patch foo            # add just first part to the index
               $ git stash save --keep-index    # save all other changes to the stash
               $ edit/build/test first part
               $ git commit -m ?First part?     # commit fully tested change
               $ git stash pop                  # prepare to work on all other changes
               # ... repeat above five steps until one commit remains ...
               $ edit/build/test remaining parts
               $ git commit foo -m ?Remaining parts?

       Recovering stashes that were cleared/dropped erroneously
           If you mistakenly drop or clear stashes, they cannot be recovered through the normal safety mechanisms.
           However, you can try the following incantation to get a list of stashes that are still in your repository,
           but not reachable any more:

               git fsck --unreachable |
               grep commit | cut -d\  -f3 |
               xargs git log --merges --no-walk --grep=WIP

       git-checkout(1), git-commit(1), git-reflog(1), git-reset(1)

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git                      08/29/2012                      GIT-STASH(1)