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Telling Git about your signing key


  git config --global "[email protected]"
  git config --global "nιcнolaѕ wιlde"
  git config --global init.defaultBranch main
  git config --global user.signingkey C278D7760E0B27F192659595F08AD0AD08B7D7A3
  git config --global commit.gpgsign true
  git config --global pull.rebase false


Switching Remote URLs

git remote -v
origin  [email protected]:USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (fetch)
origin  [email protected]:USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git (push)
git remote set-url origin

Syncing a Fork

# Configuring a remote for a fork if it doesn't already exist
git remote add upstream
git fetch upstream
git checkout main
git merge upstream/main
# Push the changes
git push origin main

Edit Remote Branch

In both cases, start by fetching from the remote repository to make sure you have all the latest changes downloaded.

git fetch origin branch-name

This will fetch all of the remote branches for you. You can see the branches available for checkout with:

git branch -v -a

The branches that start with remotes/* can be thought of as read only copies of the remote branches. To work on a branch you need to create a local branch from it. This is done with the Git command switch (since Git 2.23) by giving it the name of the remote branch (minus the remote name):

git switch test

In this case Git is guessing (can be disabled with --no-guess) that you are trying to checkout and track the remote branch with the same name.

Different Path

git -C <path>

Empty Message

git commit --allow-empty-message -m ''

Change a Commit Message

git commit --amend

List Commits

git log



brew install gh
gh auth login

No Message

git commit --allow-empty-message -a -m ""

Synchronizing a local Git repository with a remote one

git fetch --prune
git branch -r | awk '{print $1}' | egrep -v -f /dev/fd/0 <(git branch -vv | grep origin) | awk '{print $1}' | xargs git branch -d

Deleting Remote Branch

git branch -d <branch name>
git push origin --delete <branch name>

Rename Branch

git branch -m <new branch name>

Restore a File From Remote

git fetch
git restore -s origin/main -- path/to/file

Reset last commit

git reset --hard HEAD^

Reset last two commits

git reset --hard HEAD~2

Delete Github Tag

git push --delete origin <tag name>

Unstage file that has been added but not commited

git restore --staged <file name>

Get Latest Version

Strips v and release prefixes

curl -sX GET "" | jq --raw-output '.tag_name'

Get Latest Commit

Get's the first 7 characters of commit.

curl -sX GET | jq --raw-output '. | .sha'

Ignore Modified Files

# dir
git update-index --assume-unchanged dir-im-removing/
# or a specific file
git update-index --assume-unchanged config/database.yml
# To get undo/show dir's/files that are set to assume-unchanged run this:
git update-index --no-assume-unchanged <file>
# To get a list of dir's/files that are assume-unchanged run this:
git ls-files -v|grep '^h'

Push Tags

git tag
git tag v0.4.0
git push origin v0.4.0

Push commit and tags at the same time

git push --atomic origin main v0.4.0

Compare Two Branches

git diff branch1..branch2


git diff branch1...branch2


Add File After Commit

git add the_left_out_file
git commit --amend --no-edit