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6 Git mistakes you will make — and how to fix them

A big reason developers use a source control system like Git is to avoid disasters. If you do something as simple as mistakenly delete a file, or you discover that the changes you’ve made to a dozen files were all ill-advised, you can undo what you’ve done with little hassle.

Some Git mistakes are more intimidating and difficult to reverse, even for experienced Git users. But with a little care — and provided you don’t panic — you can roll back from some of the worst Git disasters known to programmers.