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Safe Pushing with Git:-force-if-includes
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git --force-if-includescommand is an option introduced with Git version 2.30.0. This option is used with the
git pushcommand and ensures a check before forcibly (
--force) pushing local changes to the remote repository. If local commits include the latest changes of the remote branch to which you are pushing (meaning the current commits of the remote branch are found within your local commits), then the
git pushoperation will proceed. If the remote repository's commits are not present locally, this forced push operation is denied.
In short, this command:
- Ensures that local commits encompass the remote changes.
- Prevents accidental overwriting of changes in the remote repository.
- Avoids critical errors, especially when multiple people are working on the same repository.
When you want to perform a
git pushusing the
git --force-if-includesoption, you could use a command like:
git push --force-if-includes origin main
With this command:
- origin: Name of the remote repository.
- main: Branch to push to.
mainbranch's commits in the remote repository exist in your local
mainbranch and you want to forcefully overwrite your changes on top of them, this command allows you to do so.
Consider an example scenario:
- 1.You and a teammate are working on the
- 2.Your teammate has pushed some changes to
mainwhich you haven't pulled yet.
- 3.You've made changes and want to force push them.
If you force push using the normal
--force-if-includes, you would overwrite your teammate's changes. However, if you use
--force-if-includes, Git will look for your teammate's commits in your local branch, and if it doesn't find them, it will reject the push, thus preventing data loss.
So, pushing with
- Performs the push operation if the remote commits are in your local.
- Halts the process if these commits are not present locally, indicating you need to pull them first.
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