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Re: resetting git
From: Robin Wood <robin () digininja org>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:22:46 +0000

On 8 March 2014 14:30, Michael Schierl <schierlm () gmx de> wrote:
Hello Robin,

Am 08.03.2014 09:24, schrieb Robin Wood:
I've a fork of the git repo that I did following the official
Metasploit instructions but I've not touched it for a couple of years
and it is a mess, I've a couple of branches and some commits and I
don't care about any of them. How do I reset my repo and get it back
in sync with the current trunk?

I assume you have a local repo already on your disk, which has two
remotes pointing to your local github repo and to the upstream repo:

$ git remote -v
origin  git () github com:schierlm/metasploit-framework.git (fetch)
origin  git () github com:schierlm/metasploit-framework.git (push)
upstream        git://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework.git (fetch)
upstream        git://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework.git (push)

If not, use

$ git remote remove ...
$ git remote add ...

to get to that state.

Then fetch all current branches from upstream and origin, thereby
marking old branches from upstream as deleted:

$ git fetch upstream
$ git fetch origin

Remove the old remote branches from your local repo:

$ git remote prune upstream
$ git remote prune origin

Reset your local branch "master" to upstream/master

$ git checkout master
$ git reset --hard upstream/master

Stash away any local modifications, including any ignored or untracked
files (I'm pretty sure you can also reset all of this somehow without
stashing it first, but stash is the way I know, and you will want to
clear your old stashes afterwards anyway), and then delete this stash
and all others:

$ git stash save --all
$ git stash clear

Delete all other local branches:

$ git branch | grep -v master | xargs git branch -D

Push your now very clean master branch to your github repo:

$ git push origin +master

(the + means overwrite even if it has modifications you don't have any

You can delete your other remote branches on Github via the web
interface or by listing them with "git branch -r" and then pushing them
with a colon before the name

$ git branch -r | grep "origin/"
$ git push origin :oldbranch

After you deleted all of your branches, fetch from upstream and prune again.

$ git fetch origin
$ git remote prune origin

If you care about the old commits and stuff still using up local disk
space, expire your reflog (which usually holds all repo states of the
last few days in case you accidentally deleted a branch you still need)
and gc the repo:

$ git reflog expire --expire=all --all
$ git gc

Hope this helps,

Thanks, will give that a try in the morning.



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