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(Git) Revert files with changed mode, not content

Terminal - (Git) Revert files with changed mode, not content
git diff --numstat | awk '{if ($1 == "0" && $2 == "0") print $3}' | xargs git checkout HEAD
2009-09-17 22:12:50
User: lingo
Functions: awk diff xargs
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(Git) Revert files with changed mode, not content

I sometimes (due to mismanagement!) end up with files in a git repo which have had their modes changed, but not their content. This one-liner lets me revert the mode changes, while leaving changed-content files be, so I can commit just the actual changes made.

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this command checks column 1 twice! Any file where you deleted lines will be reverted too.

The second $1 should be $2

Comment by gressie 291 weeks and 6 days ago

Adaption that also works for paths with spaces:

git diff --numstat | awk '{if ($1 == "0" && $2 == "0") print }' | cut -c 5- | sed 's%^\(.*\)$%"\1"%' | xargs git checkout HEAD

Comment by SlashV 272 weeks and 2 days ago

For binary files the git diff --numstat output is slightly different.

For those you have to use:

git diff --numstat | awk '{if ($1 == "-" && $2 == "-") print $3}' | xargs git checkout HEAD

Comment by theduke 163 weeks and 5 days ago

To deal with binary files when you have modified ones, this command performs better

git diff --stat=1000,1000 | grep -v "bytes$" | sed -rn 's/\s*//;s/\s*\| Bin//p'

Comment by alexey_pelykh 122 weeks and 4 days ago

Fixed one, still has issues with whitespaces in filenames

git diff --stat=1000,1000 | grep "| Bin" | grep -v "bytes$" | sed -rn 's/\s*//;s/\s*\| Bin//p' | xargs git checkout HEAD

Comment by alexey_pelykh 122 weeks and 4 days ago

Fixed one, still has issues with whitespaces in filenames

git diff --stat=1000,1000 | grep "| Bin" | grep -v "bytes$" | sed -rn 's/\s*//;s/\s*\| Bin//p' | xargs git checkout HEAD

Comment by alexey_pelykh 122 weeks and 4 days ago

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