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<h1>
git-revert(1) Manual Page
</h1>
<h2>NAME</h2>
<div class="sectionbody">
<p>git-revert -
Revert some existing commits
</p>
</div>
</div>
<div id="content">
<div class="sect1">
<h2 id="_synopsis">SYNOPSIS</h2>
<div class="sectionbody">
<div class="verseblock">
<pre class="content"><em>git revert</em> [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[&lt;keyid&gt;]] &lt;commit&gt;&#8230;
<em>git revert</em> --continue
<em>git revert</em> --quit
<em>git revert</em> --abort</pre>
<div class="attribution">
</div></div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="sect1">
<h2 id="_description">DESCRIPTION</h2>
<div class="sectionbody">
<div class="paragraph"><p>Given one or more existing commits, revert the changes that the
related patches introduce, and record some new commits that record
them. This requires your working tree to be clean (no modifications
from the HEAD commit).</p></div>
<div class="paragraph"><p>Note: <em>git revert</em> is used to record some new commits to reverse the
effect of some earlier commits (often only a faulty one). If you want to
throw away all uncommitted changes in your working directory, you
should see <a href="git-reset.html">git-reset(1)</a>, particularly the <code>--hard</code> option. If
you want to extract specific files as they were in another commit, you
should see <a href="git-checkout.html">git-checkout(1)</a>, specifically the <code>git checkout
&lt;commit&gt; -- &lt;filename&gt;</code> syntax. Take care with these alternatives as
both will discard uncommitted changes in your working directory.</p></div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="sect1">
<h2 id="_options">OPTIONS</h2>
<div class="sectionbody">
<div class="dlist"><dl>
<dt class="hdlist1">
&lt;commit&gt;&#8230;
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Commits to revert.
For a more complete list of ways to spell commit names, see
<a href="gitrevisions.html">gitrevisions(7)</a>.
Sets of commits can also be given but no traversal is done by
default, see <a href="git-rev-list.html">git-rev-list(1)</a> and its <code>--no-walk</code>
option.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-e
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--edit
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
With this option, <em>git revert</em> will let you edit the commit
message prior to committing the revert. This is the default if
you run the command from a terminal.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-m parent-number
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--mainline parent-number
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which
side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
the mainline and allows revert to reverse the change
relative to the specified parent.
</p>
<div class="paragraph"><p>Reverting a merge commit declares that you will never want the tree changes
brought in by the merge. As a result, later merges will only bring in tree
changes introduced by commits that are not ancestors of the previously
reverted merge. This may or may not be what you want.</p></div>
<div class="paragraph"><p>See the <a href="howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.html">revert-a-faulty-merge How-To</a> for
more details.</p></div>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--no-edit
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
With this option, <em>git revert</em> will not start the commit
message editor.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-n
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--no-commit
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Usually the command automatically creates some commits with
commit log messages stating which commits were
reverted. This flag applies the changes necessary
to revert the named commits to your working tree
and the index, but does not make the commits. In addition,
when this option is used, your index does not have to match
the HEAD commit. The revert is done against the
beginning state of your index.
</p>
<div class="paragraph"><p>This is useful when reverting more than one commits'
effect to your index in a row.</p></div>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-S[&lt;keyid&gt;]
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--gpg-sign[=&lt;keyid&gt;]
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
GPG-sign commits. The <code>keyid</code> argument is optional and
defaults to the committer identity; if specified, it must be
stuck to the option without a space.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-s
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--signoff
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.
See the signoff option in <a href="git-commit.html">git-commit(1)</a> for more information.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--strategy=&lt;strategy&gt;
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Use the given merge strategy. Should only be used once.
See the MERGE STRATEGIES section in <a href="git-merge.html">git-merge(1)</a>
for details.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
-X&lt;option&gt;
</dt>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--strategy-option=&lt;option&gt;
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Pass the merge strategy-specific option through to the
merge strategy. See <a href="git-merge.html">git-merge(1)</a> for details.
</p>
</dd>
</dl></div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="sect1">
<h2 id="_sequencer_subcommands">SEQUENCER SUBCOMMANDS</h2>
<div class="sectionbody">
<div class="dlist"><dl>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--continue
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Continue the operation in progress using the information in
<em>.git/sequencer</em>. Can be used to continue after resolving
conflicts in a failed cherry-pick or revert.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--quit
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used
to clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or
revert.
</p>
</dd>
<dt class="hdlist1">
--abort
</dt>
<dd>
<p>
Cancel the operation and return to the pre-sequence state.
</p>
</dd>
</dl></div>
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<h2 id="_examples">EXAMPLES</h2>
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<code>git revert HEAD~3</code>
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Revert the changes specified by the fourth last commit in HEAD
and create a new commit with the reverted changes.
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<code>git revert -n master~5..master~2</code>
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<p>
Revert the changes done by commits from the fifth last commit
in master (included) to the third last commit in master
(included), but do not create any commit with the reverted
changes. The revert only modifies the working tree and the
index.
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<h2 id="_see_also">SEE ALSO</h2>
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<div class="paragraph"><p><a href="git-cherry-pick.html">git-cherry-pick(1)</a></p></div>
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<h2 id="_git">GIT</h2>
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<div class="paragraph"><p>Part of the <a href="git.html">git(1)</a> suite</p></div>
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