SYNOPSIS

git-revert [--edit | --no-edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] <commit>

DESCRIPTION

Given one existing commit, revert the change the patch introduces, and record a new commit that records it. This requires your working tree to be clean (no modifications from the HEAD commit).

OPTIONS

<commit>

Commit to revert. For a more complete list of ways to spell commit names, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].

-e
--edit

With this option, git-revert will let you edit the commit message prior to committing the revert. This is the default if you run the command from a terminal.

-m parent-number
--mainline parent-number

Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of the mainline and allows revert to reverse the change relative to the specified parent.

--no-edit

With this option, git-revert will not start the commit message editor.

-n
--no-commit

Usually the command automatically creates a commit with a commit log message stating which commit was reverted. This flag applies the change necessary to revert the named commit to your working tree, but does not make the commit. In addition, when this option is used, your working tree does not have to match the HEAD commit. The revert is done against the beginning state of your working tree.

This is useful when reverting more than one commits' effect to your working tree in a row.

-s
--signoff

Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.

Author

Written by Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

Documentation

Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite