I don’t know if this will be of use to anyone, but this is a Gist that I put together (and update periodically) with Git commands that I use frequently. I like having a reference I can quickly go to, and it may benefit someone out there :)

A little lookup for commands I use frequently

Commit all edited files and add a message git commit -a -m “My commit”

Add all new files git add .

Perform a pull operation git pull REMOTENAME BRANCHNAME

Perform a push operation git push REMOTENAME BRANCHNAME

Prune all stale remote tracking branches git remote prune REMOTENAME

Create a branch git branch BRANCHNAME

View branches git branch

Checkout a different branch git checkout BRANCHNAME

Checkout a remote branch git checkout -b LOCALBRANCHNAME origin/REMOTEBRANCHNAME

Merge the changes made in another branch in to the current branch git merge BRANCHNAME

Delete a local branch git branch -d BRANCHNAME

Delete a remote branch git push origin :BRANCHNAME

Delete a remote branch (sexier syntax) git push origin –delete BRANCHNAME

Scrap uncommitted state and return the working tree to the last committed state git reset –hard HEAD

Delete the latest commit, and return to the one previous (one before HEAD) git reset –hard HEAD~1

Return a single file to it’s last committed state git checkout – FILENAME

git checkout HEAD FILENAME

Git log git log

git log –pretty=oneline

git log –pretty=short

Cherry pick commits and apply them to another branch (first grab the commit ID from the branch with said commit, then checkout the branch you wish to apply the commit to) git cherry-pick COMMIT-ID

Stash uncommitted changes git stash save “message”

Apply stashed changes somewhere git stash apply

Stop a file being tracked (but do not delete it from the working directory, add to .gitignore etc after this) git rm –cached <file/folder>