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init: git reset

In this video we'll learn how to use git reset.

There will be times you add or remove the wrong change.

To unstage these changes, we can use git reset.

In fact, you may have noticed this suggestion when running git status.

Let's demonstrate this by quickly creating and adding a new file.

We'll run git status to verify the file was staged.

We also notice the suggestion for using git reset to unstage this file.

We'll streamline the suggested command by dropping HEAD as this is the default. we'll learn how to use HEAD later.

Let's run:

git reset new-file.txt

When we run git status we see the new file has gone back to being untracked.

So git reset effectively undid our git add command.

We can also run git reset without passing the file argument. This will reset all staged changes.

So, in its basic usage, we can use git reset to undo the commands like git add and git rm.