2 min readSep 24, 2022


Git Commands Cheatsheet

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows. [git-scm.com]

  • git init : Create a new Git repository
  • git clone : Clone a repository
  • git status : Show state of current directory
  • git log : List the commithistory
  • git diff : diff b/w working directory & index
  • git show : Display the contentand metadata
  • git branch : List all branches in the repostiry
  • git checkout [branch] : Switch to a branch
  • git branch -d : Delete a Branch
  • git branch -m : Rename a branch
  • git merge [branch] : Merge the specified branch
  • git add [file] : Stage changes
  • git add . : Stage everything
  • git revert [file] : Undo changes
  • git clean -n : Show untracked files
  • git commit –amend : Replace the last commit
  • git remote : add connection to a remote repository
  • git pull : Fetch a repository
  • git push : Push a branch
  • git config –global user.name : Define the authorname to be used
  • git reset : Reset staging area to match mostrecent commit
  • git fetch <remote> <branch> : Fetches a specific, from the repo




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