Web lists-archives.com

Re: Prevent reset --hard from deleting everything if one doesn't have any commits yet

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 07:56:00AM +0100, Johannes Sixt 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.

Wouldn't that mean all of the file data is available in the object
database? Unfortunately without an index, there's nothing to mark which
file was which. But `git fsck --lost-found` should copy out all of the
file content into .git/lost-found.