I want to start writing regularly again so I thought I’d share one of my favorite git commands:
git commit --amend --no-edit
I use this command to combine just added changes into the last commit I made.
Here is a scenario:
Let’s say I have just edited a file and already commited it, but then I realize I made a typo before I push my changes. I can edit the file, add the change (stage it), and then run
git commit --amend --no-edit. This will put my typo fix into the latest commit and replace that commit’s hash with a new hash. This is usually referred to as “rewriting history” in git. Now, I can push my change up as one commit, instead of two.
Here is what the official docs say about the
Replace the tip of the current branch by creating a new commit.