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GIT-REVERT(1)			  Git Manual			 GIT-REVERT(1)

       git-revert - Revert some existing commits

       git revert [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] <commit>...
       git revert --continue
       git revert --quit
       git revert --abort

       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

       Note: git revert 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 git-reset(1), particularly the --hard option. If you want to
       extract specific files as they were in another commit, you should see
       git-checkout(1), specifically the git checkout <commit> -- <filename>
       syntax. Take care with these alternatives as both will discard
       uncommitted changes in your working directory.

	   Commits to revert. For a more complete list of ways to spell commit
	   names, see gitrevisions(7). Sets of commits can also be given but
	   no traversal is done by default, see git-rev-list(1) and its
	   --no-walk option.

       -e, --edit
	   With this option, git revert will let you edit the commit message
	   prior to committing the revert. This is the default if you run the
	   command from a terminal.

       -m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
	   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

	   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.

	   See the revert-a-faulty-merge How-To[1] for more details.

	   With this option, git revert will not start the commit message

       -n, --no-commit
	   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

	   This is useful when reverting more than one commits' effect to your
	   index in a row.

       -s, --signoff
	   Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.

	   Use the given merge strategy. Should only be used once. See the
	   MERGE STRATEGIES section in git-merge(1) for details.

       -X<option>, --strategy-option=<option>
	   Pass the merge strategy-specific option through to the merge
	   strategy. See git-merge(1) for details.

	   Continue the operation in progress using the information in
	   .git/sequencer. Can be used to continue after resolving conflicts
	   in a failed cherry-pick or revert.

	   Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used to
	   clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or revert.

	   Cancel the operation and return to the pre-sequence state.

       git revert HEAD~3
	   Revert the changes specified by the fourth last commit in HEAD and
	   create a new commit with the reverted changes.

       git revert -n master~5..master~2
	   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.


       Part of the git(1) suite

	1. revert-a-faulty-merge How-To

Git 1.9.0			  04/22/2014			 GIT-REVERT(1)

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