Re: Prevent reset --hard from deleting everything if one doesn't have any commits yet
- Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2019 09:46:20 -0400
- From: Manuel Guilamo <manuel.guilamo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Prevent reset --hard from deleting everything if one doesn't have any commits yet
Oh yes... I did. Sigh
wouldn’t be nice to have a confirmation in cases like this? considering git isn’t only used by experts. It would’ve helped me A LOT, that’s for sure… and I’m 100% sure I won’t be that last person in the history of git that would suffer this.
Thank you for your quick reply.
> On Mar 1, 2019, at 2:56 AM, Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Am 28.02.19 um 22:43 schrieb Manuel Guilamo:
>> I accidentally executed git reset —hard in a project that doesn’t
>> have any commits yet. git erased everything, everything I’ve worked
>> the past week, I believe this is not a desired behavior, considering
>> I’m not able to undo that action, because git doesn’t have any
>> history whatsoever.
> I tested this, and it does not happen for me as long as I do not `git
> add` anything.
> So, I assume you did `git add` your content and then you did a `git
> reset --hard`. In that case, I'm afraid Git behaved as designed and
> "doesn't have any commits" is a red herring.
> -- Hannes