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heiswayi / repo-reset.md
Created February 5, 2017 01:32
GitHub - Delete commits history with git commands
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First Method

Deleting the .git folder may cause problems in our git repository. If we want to delete all of our commits history, but keep the code in its current state, try this:

# Check out to a temporary branch:
git checkout --orphan TEMP_BRANCH

# Add all the files:
git add -A
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stephenhardy / git-clearHistory
Created April 26, 2013 22:14
Steps to clear out the history of a git/github repository
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-- Remove the history from
rm -rf .git
-- recreate the repos from the current content only
git init
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"
-- push to the github remote repos ensuring you overwrite history
git remote add origin git@github.com:<YOUR ACCOUNT>/<YOUR REPOS>.git