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Git: How to fetch a file at specific checksum?

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I am new in git and I am trying to understand it.

I have this case:

a. I develop a html file in several days with daily commit.
b. Some weeks after I noticed that I lost part of the code.
c. I located a code 3 commits ago.

then how I can fetch from the remote repository the html file as was 3 commit before (the whole file)?

posted Oct 28, 2015 by anonymous

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No need to fetch the file from remote repository, as git is distributed version control in your local repository also the same file will be there, just you have toi extract based on commit number.

As according to ur case you want the file as same the three commit before, so just use git log and get the commit number which is 3 commits back from current commit. Then use git checkout by giving file name and commit number as input.

git checkout <CommitNumber, in which you think file was proper>

answer Mar 6, 2016 by Sachidananda Sahu
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