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Re: Why is there no force pull?




On Sat, Jun 09, 2018 at 09:01:54PM +0200, Christoph Böhmwalder wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Since this is a use case that actually comes up quite often in
> day-to-day use, especially among git beginners, I was wondering: is
> there a specific reason why a command like "fetch changes from remote,
> overwriting everything in my current working directory including all
> commits I've made" doesn't exist? Now, I'm quite aware that something
> like
> 
>     $ git fetch origin/branch
>     $ git reset --hard origin/branch

This is not exactly what you askeded for, but I tend not to recommend
people using "git reset --hard" at all.
Either use a "stash", just in case.

Or, in your case:
$ git fetch origin  && git checkout origin/branch

This will put your working tree onto origin/branch.

As a bonus, in case that you have done commits, which are now no longer
visible, "git reflog" is typically able to find them.