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What exactly is "Reverse commit..."

Hi,

Please can you tell me the exact git commands that will be run when I select a commit or merge, then right-click (or ctrl-click) and choose "Reverse commit..."?

Thanks

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Hi,

I couldn't actually see the 'show full output' checkbox or the progress window (maybe because I'm on a mac?) however I can view the command output. Here is what I got:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree revert --no-edit 71a12878a65fd5c0f557dbec0395645cbee21042

I suppose that can be simplified to:

git revert SHA1

It's worth saying that it doesn't automatically add '-m' when you try to reverse a merge commit, so that will fail:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree revert --no-edit 8c463e3bf87d92897099b4e4f1473a19490e9294 
error: Commit 8c463e3bf87d92897099b4e4f1473a19490e9294 is a merge but no -m option was given.
fatal: revert failed





You can find this out for yourself. Do the reverse commit and select the "show full output" checkbox in the progress window. (Don't push it to any remotes)

If you decide you don't like the reversed commit, you can reset your current branch to the previous commit.

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