GIT Cheat Sheet – A list of commonly used GIT commands [Bookmark]

Published on 2019-08-01· Updated on 2023-09-04

The author voluntarily contributed this tutorial as a part of Pepipost Write to Contribute program.


Today most of the developers manage their projects using Git, a distributed version control system that supports collaboration. The objective of this Git Cheat Sheet Guide is to provide you a quick reference to commands which you can bookmark and use while working and collaborating in any Git repository.




git init

Create empty repo. Details

git clone <repo>

Clone existing repo. Details

git add <filename>
git add *

Stage all changes. Details

git commit -m "<message>"

Commit changes with a message. Details

git status

List staged/unchanged/untracked. Details

git log

Display commit history. Details

git diff

Show unstaged changes. Details




git branch

List branches. Details

git branch <branch>

Create a new branch. Details

git branch -D <branch>

Delete a branch. Details

git checkout <branch>

Checkout existing branch.Details

git merge <branch>

Merge a branch into the current branch. Details




git stash

Save modified + staged changes.Details

git reset <file>

Remove the file from staging.Details

git revert <commit>

Create a new commit, reverting a previous commit's changes.Details

git rebase <branch>

Combine the last commit + staged changes.Details

git reset --hard <commit>

Clear stagging area, rewrite working tree. Details




git remote add <alias> <url>

Add git URL as an alias.Details

git fetch <alias>

Fetch all remote branches.Details

git merge <alias>/<branch>

Merge remote into the current branch.Details

git push <alias> <branch>

Push local commits to a remote repo.Details

git pull

Fetch + merge remote commits.Details

git rm

Remove files from the working tree and from the index.Details

git remote set-url

Changes URLs for the remote. Sets first URL for remote that matches regex (first URL if no is given) to . If doesn’t match any URL, an error occurs and nothing is changed. Details

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