How to remove files with “No Content Changes Found” in Git Desktop

There are 2 possible ways git can find a file changed (even if you didnt change it)

  1. Line Endings have changed
  2. File permissions have changed

for first case try these settings in bash shell. One of these will fix it for you

$ git config core.eol
$ git config core.autocrlf
$ git config core.safecrlf

For second case, here is the flag

git config core.filemode false

How to push into master or any other branch after removing last n commits in git?

  1. git log to find out the commit you want to revert
  2. git push origin +daee17:master while daee17 is the commit before the wrongly pushed commit.+ was for force push
  3. Finally use git push origin master to sync your local with your git repo

And that’s it.

Below is my log aka example. One of the teammates had committed to the repo (he was not supposed to) after which I committed on server and when I tried to push it on, I received REJECTED error because the remote contained 2 commits which the server did not have.

[[email protected] www]$ git push origin master
 ! [rejected]          master -> master (fetch first)
error: failed to push some refs to '[email protected]:Organization/ttc.git'
hint: Updates were rejected because the remote contains work that you do
hint: not have locally. This is usually caused by another repository pushing
hint: to the same ref. You may want to first integrate the remote changes
hint: (e.g., 'git pull ...') before pushing again.
hint: See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for details.
[[email protected] www]$ git history
git: 'history' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.
[[email protected] www]$ git log
commit 8168d26efcd2cc9aa7ddaa47ce3c11d61a134813 (HEAD -> master)
Author: Your Name <[email protected]>
Date:   Mon Jan 21 18:57:55 2019 +0000

    filters css

commit daee17568269bb517870bba5aa75031dbd4f4554 (origin/master)
Author: Your Name <[email protected]>
Date:   Mon Jan 21 06:02:18 2019 +0000

    ravi shopyby resynced api and classes

commit 423c77c82bfb88d0febd5735bae3795740aa5b72
Author: Your Name <[email protected]>
Date:   Mon Jan 21 05:56:24 2019 +0000

    plugin defaulted and collapsible removed

commit bbd39f5a124261af64d015a55d5bd8ba9fdec94a
Author: Your Name <[email protected]>
Date:   Sun Jan 20 13:57:24 2019 +0000

    hirens new design layouts

commit 988524d8d3e90265977355ea738c262c7249a8e0
Author: Your Name <[email protected]>
Date:   Fri Jan 18 15:52:32 2019 +0000

    shubham landing page code improved

How to learn Git in 15 minutes? List of most basic git commands

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. Every dev has a working copy of the code and full change history on their local machine

Here are some most important and useful GIT commands that will surely help you.

Git Commands:

  • This command sets the author name and email address respectively to be used with your commits.
$ git config –global "[name]" 
$ git config –global "[email address]"
  • This command is used to start new repository.
$ git init [repository name]
  • This command is used to obtain a repository from an existing URL.
$ git clone [url]  
  • This command records or snapshots the file permanently in the version history.
$ git commit -m "[Type in the commit message]"
  • This command lists all the files that have to be committed.
$ git status  
  • This command shows the metadata and content changes of the specified commit.
$ git show [commit]  
  • These commands lists, creates and delete branch respectively.
$ git branch  
$ git branch [branch name]  
$ git branch -d [branch name]  
  • This command is used to connect your local repository to the remote server.
$ git remote add [variable name] [Remote Repo Link]  
  • This command sends the committed changes of master branch to your remote repository.
$ git push [variable name] master  
  • This command sends the branch commits to your remote repository.
$ git push [variable name] [branch]
  • This command pushes all branches to your remote repository.
$ git push –all [variable name]
  • This command deletes a branch on your remote repository.
$ git push [variable name] :[branch name]
  • This command fetches and merges changes on the remote server to your working directory
$ git pull [Repository Link]

If you want more commands with examples, please let us know in the comments below.

More Useful commands:

  • Checks if sha is in production.
$ git tag --contains [sha]
  • Number of commits by author.
$ git shortlog -s --author 'Author Name'
  • List of authors and commits to repository sorted alphabetically.
$ git shortlog -s -n
  • Undo local changes to a file.
$ git checkout -- filename
  • Shows number of lines added or removed from repository by an author since some time in the past.
$ git log --author="Author name" --pretty=tformat: --numstat --since=month | awk '{ add += $1; subs += $2; loc += $1 - $2 } END { printf "added lines: %s, removed lines: %s, total lines: %s\n", add, subs, loc }'