Discard selected files

I want to undo my latest changes, but I also want to keep some of the files around.

I did a cocoapods update that added lots of new files to my repository and removed lots of files as well and modified even more files.

I would like to select all the changes and just tap `Reset...` to discard the changes.

However the `Reset...` menu action is disabled for new files that aren't yet tracked.

I solved my problem like this:

1. Copy the `Podfile` to my Desktop folder.

2. Do a `git --reset hard` to discard all the unwanted changes.

3. Copy the `Podfile` from my Desktop folder back into the repository.

This have happened to me several times, so it would be nice if it was easier to discard selected changes.

Perhaps make `Reset...` able to discard new files?

1 answer

This is a dangerous thing to add. Because these files are untracked, there is no way to recover them if you delete something accidentally.

For your situation, I would recommend committing the files you want to keep, then doing a git --reset hard to trash the rest.

You may also consider configuring git to ignore files with those extensions, if that works for you.

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