git revert command is a helpful command to non-destructively reverse changes in your repository history.
git revert will try to reverse the changes and create a new commit with the reverted changes.
let's add some text to our file:
echo "This is a useless feature" >> project-1.txt
let's stage and commit this new modification:
git add . git commit -m "added a useless feature"
let's view our history:
We realize that this feature is useless, and would like to get rid of it, let's revert it,
git revert --no-commit e13a0f47f6ff45394780601ef346ede765468b17 git commit -m "reverted useless feature"
the third parameter is the SHA of the commit you would like to reverse, the SHA for added a useless feature is e13a0f47f6ff45394780601ef346ede765468b17, in my case, yours will be different. This is followed by a message describing the revert.
--no-commit allows us to revert the change without committing. Without it, you will be redirected to a vim editor to create your commit. We will be creating our commit in the next line using
Good Job. We successfully reverted our changes from the latest commit.