undo git add before commit

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I’ve added a few files using the command git add file.txt with the intension of committing it in my github repo but now I’ve changed my mind and want to undo the add. Is there a way for this?

I haven’t committed it yet.

Aug 17, 2018 in Git & GitHub by Hannah
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You use the command

git reset <file>

in your case it’ll be

git reset file.txt

You can use

git reset

without any file name to unstage all due changes.

answered Aug 17, 2018 by Kalgi
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git status

git will tell you what is staged, etc, including instructions on how to unstage:

use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage
answered Aug 20, 2018 by Nilesh
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