• To remove files from stage use reset HEAD. Where HEAD is the last commit of the current branch.

    git reset HEAD <file>
  • This will unstage the file but maintain the modifications. To revert the file back to the state it was in before the changes we can use:

    git checkout -- <file>

  • To remove a file from disk and repo use 'git rm' and to rm a dir use the '-r' flag.

    git rm '*.txt'
    git rm -r <dirname>
  • If we want to remove a file from the repository but keep it on disk, say we forgot to add it to our .gitignore file then use --cache.

    git rm <filename> --cache