Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to amend the last commit in Git ?

Have you ever faced a situation where you left something out of your last commit ? It may be a file or an extra change to a file you just committed. 

Such kind of scenarios can easily be handled with Git amend command .

How does it work ?
1. Just add the file using git add ( Like what we do for         normal commit ).
    git add <file>

2. Now commit the changes with -amend argument.
    git commit --amend

    If you don't specify a commit message with -m , git picks the previous commit message as    a default.

How to see the amended commit ?
We can use git log --stat to see the amended commit with extra change .

You can also see this page for more information on git commit.