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1git-revert(1)
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4NAME
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7bd7f280 6git-revert - Revert an existing commit
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8SYNOPSIS
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7791ecbc 10'git-revert' [--edit | --no-edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] <commit>
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12DESCRIPTION
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14Given one existing commit, revert the change the patch introduces, and record a
15new commit that records it. This requires your working tree to be clean (no
16modifications from the HEAD commit).
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18OPTIONS
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20<commit>::
21 Commit to revert.
41a5564e 22 For a more complete list of ways to spell commit names, see
5162e697 23 "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
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674b2808 25-e|--edit::
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26 With this option, `git-revert` will let you edit the commit
27 message prior committing the revert. This is the default if
28 you run the command from a terminal.
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30-m parent-number|--mainline parent-number::
31 Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which
32 side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
33 option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
34 the mainline and allows revert to reverse the change
35 relative to the specified parent.
36
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37--no-edit::
38 With this option, `git-revert` will not start the commit
39 message editor.
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674b2808 41-n|--no-commit::
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42 Usually the command automatically creates a commit with
43 a commit log message stating which commit was reverted.
44 This flag applies the change necessary to revert the
45 named commit to your working tree, but does not make the
46 commit. In addition, when this option is used, your
47 working tree does not have to match the HEAD commit.
48 The revert is done against the beginning state of your
49 working tree.
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51This is useful when reverting more than one commits'
52effect to your working tree in a row.
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55Author
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57Written by Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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59Documentation
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61Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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63GIT
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5162e697 65Part of the linkgit:git[7] suite