Git - pull with force to override / reset local changes in history

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In this article we are going to look on how to run git pull command with overriding local changes.

Quick solution (on master branch):

git fetch
git reset --hard origin/master

Read below examples to reset other branches:

1. Problem overview:

Somene in team made changes in git history or we modified locally repositiry and we want to use code version from remote server.

Console print (in this case conflict occured):

my-user@ubuntu-pc:~/Projects/my-project$ git pull
Auto-merging src/themes/light/default.ts
CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in src/themes/light/default.ts
Auto-merging src/themes/light/colors.scss
Auto-merging src/modules/users/index.tsx
CONFLICT (add/add): Merge conflict in src/modules/users/index.tsx
Auto-merging src/components/input.tsx
Auto-merging src/components/notification.tsx
Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.

2. Problem solution

Run git reset --hard with name of branch making sure you have current version of source code.

Recommended steps:

1. Fetch current source code from remote repository:

git fetch --all

2. Reset changes for specific branch:

git reset --hard origin/my-branch-name

Note: git reset --hard origin/master if we work on master branch.

Console print:

my-user@ubuntu-pc:~/Projects/my-project$ git reset --hard origin/bug-fixes 
HEAD is now at e7f21a4 Fixed notification error.



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