- 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
.gitignorefile then use
git rm <filename> --cache