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Undelete a file with Git

Posted in Development and Git

I’ve talked about how great git restore is, but I missed a really obvious use of git restore: restoring a deleted file!

Let’s say I’m making some changes and I either:

  • accidentally delete a file
  • delete a file and decide I shouldn’t have

I could go digging around in my Trash folder and move the file back to the directory I deleted it from, but there’s an easier way!

As long as you I haven’t committed the changes, all I need to restore my deleted homepage file is:

git restore index.html

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