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How can I get into previous version of code in git?

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I did commit for so many times. So how can go to a particular commit code, or previous version of my code.

posted Feb 11, 2014 by Sheetal Chauhan

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I would do a

git log

You will see a lot of lines like

commit 113efcd0eb...
Author:
Date:

Find the date you are looking for. Then you can do a

git checkout 113efcd0eb...

Which will restore the files from that commit into the working directory.

answer Feb 11, 2014 by Sonu Jindal
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