.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 # Commit the changes: git commit -am "Initial commit" # Delete the old branch: git branch -D master # Rename the temporary branch to master: git branch -m master # Finally, force update to our repository: git push -f origin master
This will not keep our old commits history around. But if this doesn't work, try the next method below.
# Clone the project, e.g. `myproject` is my project repository: git clone https://github/heiswayi/myproject.git # Since all of the commits history are in the `.git` folder, we have to remove it: cd myproject # And delete the `.git` folder: git rm -rf .git # Now, re-initialize the repository: git init git remote add origin https://github.com/heiswayi/myproject.git git remote -v # Add all the files and commit the changes: git add --all git commit -am "Initial commit" # Force push update to the master branch of our project repository: git push -f origin master
NOTE: You might need to provide the credentials for your GitHub account.
### Really Helpful... Thanks a lot
If someone is trying second method & are unable to delete the ".git" folder using command git rm -rf .git (as specified),
I suggest you to just use the command rm -rf .git